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Beauty When the Other Dancer Is the Self The narrative Beauty When the Other Dancer Is the Self represents the specific story from Alice Walkers autobiography which had a great impact on her life The story emphasizes how low-self esteem can effect persons life Alice Walker used to be a cute little girl at the age of six At six she already memorized an Easter speech She was pride of her family and others simply admired her One of the major impacts of her future life played a BB gun When she was eight years old Walker wore boyish clothes and played with her older brothers who carried not real guns One day she was blown in her right eye by the little toy her brothers used to play Walker was told not to tell anything about the gun to her parents Only in week her parents and Alice went to see a doctor By that time she already had a glob of whitish scar tissue She also remembered the words of her doctor Of one is blind the other will likely become blind too It is amazing how childhood may influence the future Since that time Alice Walker lost her self-confidence she didnt feel that she is that cute little girl anymore who was able to amaze the audience with her long Easter speeches Furthermore she started doing poorly at school her contact with others ended she did not stare at anyone anymore because she stopped raising her head up students in her new school made fun of her Her relatives kept telling that she did not change at all Although they knew that Alice changed Throughout the story the reader sees that Alice felt bad about herself She had a great lack of confidence Walkers fixation throughout life made her an oversensitive person At the end of the story Walker mentions that she was afraid that her own daughter might make
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