Examples Of Oppression In The Color Purple

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Oppression, Triumphs and The Color Purple In The Color Purple by Alice Walker published in 1982 where a women named Celie wrote about her life from her early childhood age all the way to being a adult. Celie would tell us about the struggles she faced in her daily life and past from becoming a child who thought would be hopeless to a successful adult by starting a business making and selling pants. According to the author Alice Walker said in a interview that “I am committed to exploring the oppressions, insanities, the loyalties and triumphs of black women.” In The Color Purple, Alice Walker effectively supports all black women that they should have a happy and successful life for themselves. This is shown in the book that she wrote from …show more content…
One way this is shown is when Nettie and Celie would end up being separated for many many years. The only way that they stayed in touch with one another’s life was that they would send letters back and fourth to each other even as far to across the world when Nettie was on her mission trip in Africa. One day Celie was at her house at a dinner with the family when a car pulled up to their house. “It’s Nettie, Albert say, gitting up. All the people down by the drive look up at us. They look at the house. The yard. Shug and Albert’s cars. They look round at the fields. Then they commence to walk real slow up the walk to the house. I’m so scared I don’t know what to do. Feel like my mind stuck. I try to speak, nothing come. Try to git up, almost fall. Shug reach down and give me a helping hand. Albert press me on the arm” (131). After all that they have been through as well for how long they have been separated they never gave up on each other and in the end of the story end up seeing each other again for the first time in many years after Nettie left Celie. Another loyalty in The Color Purple is shown through the character of Celie. Shrug ends up staying with Mr._____ and Celie because Mr._____ cares for her greatly and no one else would let her stay with them. Celie finds Shrug as a women like no other and wishes she could be her. “She look so stylish it like the trees all round the house draw themself up …show more content…
Celie who was the main character in the book faced all of these from oppression when she was a young child being abused constantly to having a triumph being able to open her fathers store and sell the pants she makes. As as Nettie when she was loyal to Celie when they wrote letters back and forth to each other for years telling each other about there life. Or Mary Angus when she decided to go to Memphis with Shrug and Celie to presume a careers in singing in front of people. I think that most women would like the book as it is geared more about them, I think men would also like this novel as well but it really is not about them nearly as much as it is toward women. I also think think this would be especially a good book towards people that hade or may still have experiences like the characters in The Color Purple did. But I think anyone who actually starts to read the novel would become generally interested in it and would read

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