Response to Walker’s Blues by Byerman

Keith Byerman’s analysis was extremely dissatisfying to read. The way Byerman organized his essay was confusing. Instead of focusing more on analyzing the book, Byerman decided to summarize it for the reader, and not an accurate retelling at all. However, some points did intrigue me, but others make me wonder if he read the book. It felt like Byerman took away all the emotion and feelings, and wrote a null and desensitizing response to the book. Byerman compares the “awakening” of Celie to Cinderella, taking away all of the feelings Celie went through before this so-called awakening.

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