Domestic Violence Within The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In society, both past and present, there has been a history of domestic violence within marriages or relationships. Most people did not intervene in a family 's personal life or some people just did not care. Young girls (as a certain girl in this book) would be married off once they hit a certain age and sometimes never returned to their families. As a young girl, Celie is constantly subjected to abuse and told she is ugly. She decides therefore that she can best ensure her survival by making herself silent and invisible. Celie’s letters to God are her only outlet and means of self-expression. To Celie, God is a “distant figure”, who she doubts cares about her concerns. Celie is abused numerous of times and the only people who come to her defense are her sister, Nettie, Shug, and Miss Sophia all of whom that have experienced some type of abuse in their lifetime as well. At the young age of about twenty, Celie is married off to Mr.______, who continues the abuse much throughout their marriage. The physical and psychological abuse are therefore what causes Ms. Celie to be depressed the majority of her life, which also contributed to her being a lesbian and thoughts of killing men.
"The Color Purple” begins with: You better not ever tell nobody but God. It 'd kill your mammy. Celie 's story is told within the context of this threat. At the start until a certain point of the story, Celie is told to keep quiet about what has taken place between her and her father(rape). "He…

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