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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 all limitations. The Color Purple emphasizes the importance of spirituality and collaboration amongst black women to overcome oppression in a male dominant society. Throughout the novel, Celie’s path to self-discovery relies on her increasing spiritual…

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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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    discriminate against an innocent African American man by accusing him for sexually abusing a white woman. Similarly, in the novel The Color Purple the main character, Celie, faces racial discrimination and is abused because she is an African American living in a era where the blacks and whites do not have equal rights .The purpose of Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Alice Walker’s novel, The Color Purple is to demonstrate the effects of racism towards African Americans through…

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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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    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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    Color Purple Comparison

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    Pedophilia, racism , and terrible events , all recurring topics in both “The Bluest Eye “ and “The Color Purple” . Both movie and book cover uncomfortable , yet real topics that people of color were faced with in earlier times.Two girls specifically I am going to compare is a girl named Celie and a girl named Pecola , both had certain similar situations. A topic that I will start off with , is how in both the movie and book , a girl was raped at a young age which caused them to become pregnant.…

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    As you read Alice Walker’s novel The Color Purple you see the main character, Celie, “a terrorized and passive girl” (Lewis), grow as a person. She grows into a strong woman, whom can express her feelings. Weather that is her learning more about the world through her sister Nettie, or her trying to be strong like her step-daughter-in-law Sofia. But one thing I have noticed is that the book also explores her sexuality. Through the book Celie is sexually assaulted, raped, and abused throughout…

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