The Color Purple By Alice Walker Essay

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Selfhood Revelation Discovering one’s self is an essential part of a women’s life. There is no specific time when one knows who they are or what they have become. Self-discovery is a process, otherwise known as a journey of gaining knowledge and understanding one’s own feelings, abilities, and character. Many segments in women’s literature provides insight about the struggles women encounter before they fully understand the detriment they are having on their soul, and decide to adjust their lives for the better. Every woman has their own self-discovery story; whether it is life changing or just the realization that one little thing in their life needs to be rearranged. The Color Purple by Alice Walker (1992), Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (2012), “Poem In Which My Legs Are Accepted” by Kathleen Fraser (1968), Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson (1987), and Call Me Maria: A Novel In Letters, Poems, and Prose by Judith Ortiz Cofer (2006) show the true struggles women withstand before self-discovery. Self-discovery for some is more dramatic than others. For example, Celie from The Color Purple starts as a passive young adult who is living with the guilt of multiple rapes from her father and not raising her own children, rather her husband’s (who she did not want to marry) children. There is an abundant amount of sadness that is piled on to Celie all at once. Her heart, throughout The Color Purple, knew that…

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