There are many fascinating authors that are very famous. But there’s one in particular that is very exciting. Her name is Gloria Naylor. Her work is very detailed and has hidden messages within it and the only way to understand those messages is by analyzing it. I will be analyzing two novels that she wrote. Both of these novels were very big on book sales and I think may have been the wo that meant the most to Gloria Naylor. Gloria Naylor wrote a novel called Mama Day. This novel is very fascinating and cultural at the same time. Mama day helps out Bernice to heal from the wrong using of the drugs. A Powerful storm strands George and cocoa in willow springs when the bridge goes out. His sacrifice helps heal the effect on cocoa. ”(wiki) if you look deep inside of you and listen to the words that is talking about love.
Without the love there wouldn’t have been the no sacrifice to help heal the effects on cocoa. Even when you look at the cover of the novel you have a pair of hands with palms facing the sky which symbolizies receiving, but they are dark with lightning bolts striking them which shows power or something disrupting the love. There was a severe violent storm that happens Perkins 2 and George and cocoa became ill,’ and that is where George’s sacrifice came into play to help heal Cocoa(library data base). Throught this novel Gloria Naylor has three different narrators reading the story(wiki). Most of the novel is George and Cocoa reading the story. That is a great thing to have multiple different narrators because each person gives a different feeling towards the story itself. Gloria Naylor was a Jehova’s Witness(wiki. om).
This shows that she was not only a writer but a very religious person. I think that is a reason why she has so much emotion in her writing. Also, because of her being an African American women she already has a lot of things she has to deal with. For instance, racism. She even has a book published “does Nigger Mean? ” That right there indicates that she has been through times where people have called her that and she did not understand. She even has a novel called “Mommy, What Does Nigger Mean? When she was in the third grade a little boy said that to her intionally trying to hurt her, but she had no idea what that word meant until she went home and asked her mother. In the novel Gloria says “children when they use the word nigger the definition to them is not bad. ”(sparknotes) That is true to a certain extant because some children grow up with families that purposely imply to the children about that word or word in similar context. Her main argument of the story was for our words to be relevant and have meaning in our society we as the people must choose what the meaning is for us.
Perkins 3 These are a couple of Gloria Naylors greatest novels. This is the one that got her famous. If read deep and every detail of the writing by her you can understand what she is trying to say. Also, the story “Mommy What Does Nigger Mean,” is another excellent novel. During both of these novels she has a lot of things about religion. You can get her feelings towards certain things that happen through tech novel because her descriptions are so vivid. Gloria Naylor is an author that writes with much passion.