Analytical Essay On The Color Purple

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In The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Celie is a strong black woman, but for a while didn’t know it. Walker takes her time throughout the book to shape Miss Celie. In the beginning, she shows Celie as an uneducated abused woman who doesn’t know who she is but by the end of the book Celie is crafted into a whole new person. Alice Walker shapes Celie into a new person throughout the book with the help of strong female characters and does so by employing a flawless literary arc.
In the exposition, Walker illustrates Celie in a very splendid way. Walker develops this scene showing Celie’s abused and powerless life. Walker’s character Celie is an uneducated young woman. Walker presents this in a few ways. The first way is the way Walker writes The Color Purple through Celie point of view. She writes it with many mistakes in spelling and grammar. The other way Walker brings light to Celie’s education is having Celie talking about her schooling. “The first time I got big Pa took me out of school. He never care that I love it” (Walker, 9). Walker also starts showing Celie’s lack of power and docilely at this time by stating that she wants to go to
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A major way Shug helps to give Celie power and free will is when she helps Celie explore her own body, as Walker has shown. Celie is beginning to find who she is and this is giving her power and free will because she is learning she deserves to be treated better than she is. Celie tries to convince Harpo that Sofia really loves her and she uses her marriage as an example “Mr._____ marry me to take care of his children. I marry him cause my daddy made me. I don’t love Mr.____ and he don’t love me” (Walker, 63). Celie comes to reality and admits what really happened between Mr. and herself. Walker could be using this to show how Celie isn’t as naïve as she used to act. She is continueing to be crafted into a different

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