|“Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self”
By Alice Walker
Choose one of the questions below to discuss in a half to one and a half page response.
Make sure to answer all parts of the question.
Use correct MLA format.
Title your essay:
“Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self” Question (1, 2, or 3)
1. Throughout her essay Walker refers to the “accident.” Why does she put the word in quotation marks? Has Walker made her peace with the “accident” and its consequences? Support your answer with contextual evidence.
2. Walker writes her essay by selecting particular moments in her life. What does each moment show? How do these moments relate to Walker’s theme? Support your answer with contextual evidence.
3. What is the effect of ending the essay by recounting a dream? How does the dream relate to the essay’s title? Support your answer with contextual evidence.