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    Purple Rain

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    Meaning is conveyed in a myriad of diverse ways through the use of various theatrical techniques. The form and manner in which meaning is presented can have a profound impact on its interpretation by the audience. In the film Purple Rain, meaning is introduced through the usage of the elements of editing, cinematography, and mise-en-scene. The meaning for particular scenes are revealed by the many different aspects that make up the mise-en-scene of the film. For example, throughout the film Prince’s character is shown wearing a long, purple jacket, a white, long sleeved shirt, and a pair of dark pants. His hair is unruly and at times he can be seen wearing mascara and eye liner. All of these features of his appearance make up his costume and…

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    The Color Purple

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    An endearing novel authored by Alice Walker, The Color Purple focuses on celebrating femininity and achieving religious transcendence in spite of societal constraints. Set in post-slavery America, Walker establishes a unique dynamic between gender discrimination and racial subordination to portray the immense struggle of black women. The work is often considered a key component of the black feminist movement, revealing both the innate strength of women to endure and the power of faith to surpass…

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    Purple Hibiscus

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    In Purple Hibiscus, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie illustrates a story of religion, abuse, and love. Ostensibly, Kambili Achike and her brother, Jaja, live happily in an enormous house with a father that the church regards as higher than God. However, within the walls of the house, Kambili and Jaja are restricted by their authoritative father, who physically punishes his family when he perceives that they have committed a sin. The siblings are unaware of the precarious environment they reside…

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    The Color Purple

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    There is a significant difference between being alive and living. A person’s quality of life is dependent on whether someone chooses to fight for the life they deserve, or if they simply choose to survive. Alice Walker uses this as a central theme in her book The Color Purple, and develops it through the main character, Celie. As a child, Celie was raped and abused by her stepfather, and was forced to marry a man she calls Mister, who turns out to be abusive. Her sister, Nettie, is the only…

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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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    Letters 27-35 of The Color Purple Letter 27 Mr.____’s father referred to as Old Mr._____ comes to visit. Old Mr.____ questions Mr.____ housing Shug Avery and even asks Celie if she is okay with Shug staying. Much of the letter Celie writes of how Old Mr.____ thinks Shug is no good especially since he does not know who her father is. The next visitor to the house is Tobias Mr.____’s brother who with his visit allows Celie to being thinking about the world.Celie’s thinking brings in a concept of…

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    Sexism In The Color Purple

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    Racism and sexism have been reoccurring issues from the start of time, especially in America. Protests, strikes, movements, deaths, and success have been a product of the fight to end these two social issues. Many pieces of literature have been published, specifically in America arguing for or against either of these causes. One of the most famous books written that considers both issues is The Color Purple by Alice Walker. In the incredible story, a girl named Celie endures a terrible life, but…

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    Racism In The Color Purple

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    individual and therefore many authors have written novels to create awareness for this issue. Racism occurs when a certain race is discriminated and hated against. One day or another, one will face racism and although the reasons may be different, the outcomes are the same. It will either destroy one’s self-esteem or create separation in a community. This issue is presented in To Kill A Mockingbird by the main character, Scout, as she observes the people of Maycomb racially discriminate against…

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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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    Color Purple Change

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    In The Color Purple by Alice Walker, there are characters that drastically change from the beginning to the end. One turns from insecure and timid, to standing up for herself. Another person begins abusive, mentally and physically, and selfish, to kind-hearted and selfless. The last woman does not first appear to be the most courteous and pleasant kind, yet she helps a friend become an independent and an assertive woman. This shows how someone can change for the better, although they may need…

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