Themes In Alice Walker's The Color Purple

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This lasting work of merit effectively expresses the most common themes of the genre: self-identity only becomes solidified through men, society doesn’t allow black women to have control of their own bodies, a woman’s happiness in a household is the last priority, and the assertion of black woman’s power is threatening to whit individuals. Another work of merit that expresses these same themes is Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple”, the novel walks the reader through Celia’s multiple struggles in which she struggles with self-identity. The main difference between this novel and Maya Angelou’s is that “The Color Purple” is slightly fantasized, whereas Angelou’s work was very real. The third and final novel that I studied is “The Bluest Eye”, this …show more content…
Morrison exposes the importance of segregation when discussing black woman’s struggles. The separation made white individuals superior, which leads to a multitude of other issues. The source does prove to be biased, but correctly biased, which proves a point against my argument. African American Woman’s Literature played a major role in the present day view of African American Women and the development of women’s literature. The genre effectively explains the struggle of both women and people of color by using first person perspectives to help the reader more empathize with their situations. Maya Angelou’s “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” delivers an emotional autobiography that describes a black woman’s habits as an adult through her childhood experiences in a harsh society. This lasting work of merit effectively expresses the most common themes of the genre: self-identity only becomes solidified through men, society doesn’t allow black women to have control of their own bodies. A woman’s happiness in a household represents the last priority and the assertion of black woman’s power is threatening to white …show more content…
The information proves beyond credible and impactful, especially considering the fact that it serves as an accurate account about the author’s life. The source is slightly biased, due to the diverse and powerful environment Maya grew up in. The overall goal of the novel intended and delivered to inform an uniformed, and biased, society on the struggles of growing up as a black woman. This novel successfully connects to the Color Purple and the themes of woman’s rights, gender equality and social class. Although Maya’s work differs slightly, by not discussing the segregation conflict directly. This helps shape my argument by allowing a different outlook on the theme of race in African American Woman’s Literature. Maya’s novel proves that race serves no bearing and should not serve as a factor when dealing with black women in the twentieth

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