Sonny's Blues Character Analysis

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Gracie Mae Still in Alice walker’s “1955” is the main character is the opposite of James Baldwin’s main character Sonny in “ Sonny’s Blues . Walker illustrates the strength of African American Women and how they face their struggles and abuse. Baldwin creates an African American man who struggles relentlessly with his inner and his communal battles. Sonny seems weak in comparison to Gracie Mae who is a black woman facing more struggles than any black man or white woman.
Walker is recognized as a feminist but in her biography video she clarified that she’s a “womanist”. A womanist is an African American woman who is subjected to the struggles of being black and being a woman. Her character in the story 1955, Gracie Mae Still, a black woman from