Response to Byerman

Often after reading essays on the previous books read in class, they will offer their own insight and opinions which raise questions. After reading Byerman’s essay, Walker’s Blues, I noticed his analysis of the book didn’t hold much value or significance to me due to the fact that many things he stated were not correct and inaccurate. The most obvious one being the misspelling of the name “Sofia” in which he spells “Sofie”. It made me question whether or not his essay was valid. The way Byerman structured and organized his essay was also confusing to read and made it more difficult to follow for the reader. Another thing I noticed was that his essay was more of a plot summary, summarizing what happened rather than an analysis of the book. I don’t believe that Byerman truly understood the meaning of the book The Color Purple. 


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