What do you take to be the author’s Purpose in telling this story?
I think the author’s purpose of writing this story was to tell about how she felt that Joe Louis was more then just a boxer. She tells about how important it was for Joe to win the fight and what the outcomes could be if he did not win. What connection does Angelou make between the outcome of the fight and the pride of? To what degree do you think the author’s view is shared by others in the store listening to the broadcast?
Amy Tan feels differently because of Chinese culture and religions background, in the story ("Fish Cheeks") it shows that the family's Christmas is very different then the white male traditional Christmas.
Assignment #1: Maya Angelou’s “Champion of the World” Questions on Meaning 1.
Both authors come from a diverse culture, but both face the same harsh society of the American culture and beliefs.
The Author's both tell about situations in there short stories of being outcast and coming from different racial backgrounds and trying to triumph over these obstacles.
It was also about the slavery laws and the fear that more black men and women would be raped or hung.
If Joe Louis, the colored man about to take place in the boxing match, won then it would be more peace for the black race.
Angelou captivates audiences through the sheer beauty of her words and expressions.
She has the unique ability to shatter race and class between reader and subject in her writing abilities.