In Search of Our Mother’s Garden by Alice Walker is about the difficulties and hardships that black women at this time had to endure. Alice Walker’s point of view was black women were not able to show their creativity in society. They had no opportunities, careers, or jobs to show what they were capable of doing. Women were not allowed to express their creativity and intelligence through art and writing. They were nothing more than bodies that were used for hard labor work or getting pregnant.
However, even though women were restricted, they still had such wonderful creative things around them. One opportunity that women had to show their creativity was through nature. Alice Walker uses her mother as a symbol she experienced growing up that there is always a opportunity, we just have to search for it. Alice Walker’s mother took great pride in her garden. Walker eventually finds her own creativity by witnessing the power of her mothers garden had on the town. It was so brilliant with colors, it had life and their was no other like it. Alice Walker mentions how people would drive by her home to see her mothers garden in Georgia. Walkers mother has past her creativity from her garden to her daughter. Alice Walker found that people must find the best possible opportunity and make the best out of their situations which led her to start writing about her mothers garden.
Therefore, Alice Walkers, “In Search of Our Mother’s Garden” portrayed the hardships women endured in this time of society. It express a very detailed and creative description of how life is how ever you make it out to be. Creativity is all around us, and can be viewed as a opportunity. Its up to the people to take advantage of these opportunities.