The Welcome Table is a short story by Alice Walker. It tells the story of an African-American woman who is invited to a church dinner. The dinner is a tradition in the community, and it is open to all who wish to attend. The woman is hesitant to go, but she decides to go after her husband encourages her.
At the dinner, she is the only black person in attendance. The other guests are white, and they seem to be uncomfortable with her presence. However, the woman does not let this deter her from enjoying the meal. She even goes out of her way to make conversation with the other guests.
In the end, the woman feels welcomed at the table and she is glad that she went. The experience has given her a new perspective on the community in which she lives.
We humans have learned to be more tolerant and accepting of people from different backgrounds in recent years, but this wasn’t always the case. In the past, people were often prejudiced against those from other ethnic groups. However, things have improved considerably in modern times, and now everyone has a more equal chance to succeed.
The story The Welcome Table by Alice Walker demonstrates how things were not always equal. The story is set in the deep south during the era of slavery. The slaves were forced to work on plantations and were not given any rights. They were treated like animals and were not considered to be human beings. The slave owners would often have parties and the slaves would have to serve them. The slave owners would also use the slaves for their own personal needs. The slaves were not given any type of respect and were often abused.
One day, a group of white people came to a plantation and they saw a black woman sitting at the welcome table. The white people asked the woman if she was a slave and she said that she was. The white people then asked the woman if she wanted to be free and she said that she did. The white people then took the woman away from the plantation and gave her freedom. The woman was very happy to be free and she thanked the white people for giving her this gift.
The story The Welcome Table by Alice Walker is a story about how humans can be kind to one another and how we can all be equal. It is a story that shows us that we should all be treated with respect and equality. We should all have the same rights and opportunities regardless of our skin color or ethnicity.
I’ve been interested in the racial and ethical difficulties that most of our predecessors had to face. The short story I’ve chosen to discuss is “The Welcome Table” by Alice Walker. Although racism has not entirely disappeared, we have come a long way since we had such significant racial prejudice. Many new age stories, particularly “The Welcome Table,” have stressed the significance of embracing many ethnic groups.
This story is about an elderly black woman, who is extremely poor and is not able to take care of herself. She is found by a white family, who lives in the same neighborhood. The family takes her in and cleans her up, but they are not sure what to do with her. They eventually decide to take her to the church service on Sunday. The woman is not welcomed at the church because she does not have the proper clothing to wear. The family that took her in ends up getting ridiculed by the other church members.
The theme of this story is that no matter how different we may be, we should always show compassion for others. The family in this story could have easily turned their backs on the old woman, but they chose to help her instead. We should all strive to be more like them and show compassion for those who are not as fortunate as us.
“The Welcome Table” is an Alice Walker story about an old black woman trying to go to a white church. It’s written in third person point of view, which means that the narrator isn’t part of the story. While she was walking to church, people were giving her really dirty looks.
The old woman thinks to herself that she is not welcomed in the church, but she continues on. The white community inside of the church is also not pleased to see her. The old woman is described to have “rags” for clothes, and smells bad. The white community does not want her sitting next to them, so they offer her a seat in the back of the church. The old woman accepts this seat and is content. Even though she was put in the back of the church, and was not given the same respect as the white people, she still participated in communion.
The old woman probably would have not been given communion if it was not for the black man who insisted that she deserved it as well. He said that she was just as much of a child of God as anyone else in the church. The black man’s act of kindness towards the old woman, shows that even though the white community does not see her as an equal, he does. The black man is also not welcomed in the church, but he still stands up for what he believes in, and that is equality.
Equality is a major theme in “The Welcome Table”. The old woman is not seen as an equal to the white people in the church, but she still participates in communion. The black man sees her as an equal, and stands up for her. The black man is also not seen as an equal to the white people in the church.
The churchgoers were openly rude to the elderly black lady when she walked in, sending a clear message that she was not welcome. She needed her time with God, but was denied that right because of the color of her skin.
The title of the story, The Welcome Table, is very ironic because this woman was not welcomed into the church. The people in the congregation made sure of that. The story is set in the deep south during the time when Jim Crow laws were still in place.
This elderly woman represents a whole group of people who were discriminated against and not given the same rights as others. The fact that she was not welcome in the church, a place where everyone is supposed to be welcome, just goes to show how unfair and unjust the world can be.