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    Essay On The Color Purple

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    The Color Purple by Alice Walker, is a book about a protagonist named Celie were she starts at the age of 14 years old and as time passes she progresses in age. Celie came from an abusive home where she has 3 childrens with her father. After Celie’s mom died, her abusive cruel father basically forced her to marry and specific man named Albert. Albert has three kids already before even marrying Celie, and the oldest child is named Harpo. Celie didn’t like living in Harpo’s home at all until…

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    Belong to Oneself The idea of self ownership and feminine space are what, in short, drive the feminism/womanism ideologies conveyed through The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, and The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. Both novels carry a strong feminist insight of the lives of two seemingly opposite women, who were living through essentially the same conditions. Celie and Edna struggled with their existence in a world they did not fully comprehend and much less accept. Through a series of self…

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    Alice Walker was a talented writer who found ways to reflect on her personal experiences and obstacles that she faced throughout the course of her life. She was often victimized through racism and sexism. After all, living as an African American woman in the South during the Civil Rights Movement was flawed. Yet, in spite of her circumstances, she became an author, a poet, and a Civil Rights Activist. A recurring theme in Walker’s works is the victimization of African American women through…

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    Alice Walker’s The Color Purple explores feminism in a low class environment, the importance of religion, and power structures within race and sex. Although this novel was published in 1982, and set in the time periods 1910-1940, the themes are still relevant to today. During these years, Celie becomes obsessed over Shug. Even though all Celie has is a picture, she lives off of that and hearing stories. Soon Shug comes to Albert’s place due to a sickness and Celie is left in charge to take care…

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    Alice Walker’s The Color Purple – the Dissolution and Disillusionment of the Patriarchy and its Economy. The Color Purple, herein referred to as TCP, authored by Alice Walker is written from the point of view of female protagonist, Celie, structured in letters to God, and then to her sister, Nettie. This discussion however focusses on the passage beginning “Dear Nettie, my heart broke…” on page 223 of the 2004 Phoenix (Onion Books Ltd.) edition and ending “… Pray for me, your sister, Celie.” on…

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    The story “Everyday Use” was published in 1973 and written by African American Womanist, Alice Walker. She is more famously known for her book, “The Color Purple”, but “Everyday Use” is in no way inferior. Throughout her books themes of struggles in black communities and how they affect African American women is a recurring idea. In some sense it is like an autobiography because she has lived through many situations in her books. The author likes to write about the struggles of black women, and…

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    Each person can perceive their heritage differently. Some people are proud of their heritage while others want to leave it in the past and start over. What’s good for one person may not be good for another even within the same family. In 1973, Alice Walker who is a novelist, short story writer, poet and a political activist, wrote “Everyday Use”. “Everyday Use” is a short story that follows two sisters, Maggie and Dee, who live with their mother in the deep south. Maggie is shy and humble…

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    Dynamic Character essay In the book-to-movie adaption by Alice Walker, The Color Purple shows us many dynamic characters throughout her story. Dynamic characters are people who show an inner change by events that take place. Throughout the story, characters like Celie, Albert, and Sofia have to face very impactful situations that change who they are as people. Some characters’ have a positive impact from their hardships while others attract a more secluded result. Sofia’s character is very…

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    Celie In The Color Purple

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    “I'm pore, I'm black, I may be ugly and can't cook, a voice say to everything listening. But I'm here.”(Walker, 210); based on those words said by Celie it can be inferred that she is illustrated in The Color Purple by Alice Walker as passive, since she often allows people to take advantage of her hence, her quote making a reference to how her husband calls her “poor, black, and ugly...” Secondly, she is also a firm believer, taking into consideration that she is constantly writing letters…

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    The Color Purple Women

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    The film adaptation of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple is about the life of Celie Harris, who was a poor, black girl married against her will to an older black man. She was abused throughout her married life and somehow found a way to discover her own identity. In The Color Purple, the way power is distributed between men and women, specifically for black women, is very clear; mainly because black women are mistreated not only by members of other races, but by members of their own as well.…

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