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Bell Hook wrote an essay on her problems and ongoing conflicts of being a colored woman trying to find a balance between acceptance as a college student and finding an education which she could use to structure herself upon Many of her faults in her essay lie in trying to get her point across She does not seem to set forth the focus of her essay very well Hook starts out explaining her troubles where she outlines her wants as a child and how her mother tried to manipulate her and her siblings so their yearnings for those material objects would cease She tied this in with stating how she dealt her life later on when she came to points in her life where she desired material things that she could not necessarily afford Her way of dealing was basically put forth as this belittle my desires and my desires will cease One may think of this as an immature way of dealing with this problem She then claimed she all together stopped desiring thinking it would be harmful for her to even desire at all and life was more peaceful with this repression Is this even practical How can one claim to repress their desires all their life for such a reason Repression is known to always be a repentant way of dealing with things because eventually those things repent come back to haunt one As far as the rest of her essay goes her tone is one that cannot be taken with sympathy She writes as someone who gives her situation so much pity that it makes other people thinks she is whining It is indeed that she went through quite a struggle and her accomplishments were something to be applauded for but she made everything even things that were with good outcome sound pity worthy As far as her dislike for the ways
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