for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

by Ntozake Shange
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Ideas Have the woman given up before they even realize what is going on in their life's? Is hope the motivation factor for what the author wants the reader to take from the play?

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One of the main themes is that the characters have an uphill battle. They have a lot of disadvantages, and the deck is stacked against them, but I think that even the title expresses some degree of optimism There is always hope, even for the downtrodden.
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