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Into this seemingly simple array, Walker introduces historical forms and patterns integral to African American culture.
In the following essay, Farrell challenges the prevailing critical interpretation of the character Dee in "Everyday Use," validating her views on her African American heritage and her strategy for coping with social oppression.
Into this seemingly simple array, Walker introduces historical forms and patterns integral to African American culture. The story takes the shape of Roselily's silent responses to the wedding vows, responses in which she imagines and contrasts, in far less than romantic terms, what potential realities those almost benign words could harbor; during that process, history and politics inform the shape of the story as well as her reveries.
A small country wedding, therefore, becomes the site upon which a woman's fate is examined through the lenses of call and response, pre-marital sex, out of wedlock pregnancies, the cultural space of the front porch, community censorship, migration, militant—including Muslim—politics of the s, traditional attitudes toward marriage, and the imprisoning consequences of what marriage could mean for a woman who has little to offer and even less with which to bargain with her future husband.
Walker structures her story in a familiar African American cultural pattern, that of call and response. Derived from Africa and as old as black life on United States soil, call and response covers a variety of African American [End Page 28] cultural interactions, including secular and sacred traditions that range from work songs to blues performances to storytelling to church services.
Perhaps most readily readers will think of the interaction between a preacher and the congregation that hears the sermon she or he delivers.
As the preacher intones his or her text, congregants might easily reply, "Preach it! It suggests that there is a sympathetic relationship between the person who is singled out for performance and the masses of those who witness the performance. It can potentially, as poet Sterling Brown makes clear in "Ma Rainey," have a soothing, healing effect upon the masses for whom the performer is offering a sermon or a song.
Perhaps even more notable than Ma Rainey—at least to contemporary audiences—are the interactive exchanges that master bluesman B. King had with his guitars, which he successively named "Lucille.
The pattern is also apparent historically in the exchanges that occur between the tellers and listeners of folktales and other oral narratives, all of which highlight an intrinsic tie between givers and receivers in cultural creativity.
Indeed, call and response might be viewed as a group trait in which the members of a particular community recognize what they share, whether that sharing is marked in sacred or secular terms. As indicated above, African Americans share collective responses to church and sermonic traditions as well as to musical traditions and countless other things. How an individual indicates his or her response to such sharing might stretch along a broad scale, but the overall recognition would be there.
We might think of this community of sharing in comparison to storytelling tradition. If, as folklorists suggest, a storyteller can be viewed as an "active" tradition bearer, that is, the one who knows and verbalizes the materials inherent in a tradition, then listeners can be viewed as "passive" tradition bearers.
Passivity in this case does not mean silent or complacent; it means that those non-storytellers know the tradition as much as the tellers, yet they do not feel compelled to take the stage of narration and recite the tales, just as parishioners listen rather than take Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
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In love & trouble : stories of Black women
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Беккер рванулся влево, в другую улочку. Он слышал собственный крик о помощи, но, кроме стука ботинок сзади и учащенного дыхания, утренняя тишина не нарушалась ничем. Беккер почувствовал жжение в боку. Наверное, за ним тянется красный след на белых камнях.
С подружкой. Немец был не. Клушар кивнул: - Со спутницей.