Roselily Questions and Answers

Roselily

The structure of this story on the page can make it appear, at first, as if something odd is going on in terms of its point of view, but once we've gotten to grips with what is actually happening...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2019, 6:29 pm (UTC)

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Roselily

The titular Roselily experiences a crisis revealed in stream-of-consciousness style about how her marriage to the nameless groom will impact her life. While the preacher reads biblical vows,...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2021, 6:23 pm (UTC)

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Roselily

Be careful, here, because Roselily—presumably the woman who is getting married—is not actually the narrator of the story. The narrative is told from a third person limited omniscient point of view:...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019, 11:07 pm (UTC)

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Roselily

Alice Walker's "Roselily" examines the thoughts and feelings of a young woman who is escaping the South through her marriage. The protagonist is continually thinking that she will not be in South...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2020, 4:02 pm (UTC)

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Roselily

Roselily's fourth child has a different father, evidently, from her other three children. He was from New England and had come to Mississippi "to try to right the country's wrongs." However, all he...

Latest answer posted November 28, 2019, 3:57 pm (UTC)

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Roselily

Roselily certainly does not think highly of the preacher. In fact, she seems to think that he is not really a man of God. The narrator says, She looks for the first time at the preacher, forces...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2016, 9:04 pm (UTC)

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Roselily

These final lines emphasize points about Roselily and the groom that have been teased at throughout Alice Walker's short story. Roselily, the bride, is choosing to leave everything she has known...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2021, 3:19 pm (UTC)

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Roselily

The protagonist, Roselily, is getting married, and she seems to feel that she is leaving one kind of confinement or oppression only to enter another. The man whom she is marrying does not hold it...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2021, 12:38 pm (UTC)

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Roselily

Well, I did some research, and I discovered that it actually is! Here is the citation: World Literature: An Anthology of Great Short Stories, Drama, and Poetry. Ed. Donna Rosenberg. National...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2011, 8:15 am (UTC)

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Roselily

Alice Walker was the youngest of 8 children, so she had 7 brothers and sisters.

Latest answer posted February 20, 2007, 1:06 am (UTC)

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Roselily

The differences are many, but relatively subtle, and are spread throughout the story. They all fall into the category of differences in culture and personal expectations. The man from the north...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2007, 10:12 am (UTC)

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