• The Color Purple By Alice Walker
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    The Color Purple by Alice Walker The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, is a very intense book to read. By intense, I mean it is a book touching very difficult and hard aspects of life of poor, black oppressed woman in the early twentieth century. Walker does social criticism in her novel, mostly criticizing the way black women we retreated in the early twentieth century. Walker uses the life experiences of Celie to illustrate her social criticism. The Color Purple is not written in the style of mos...
  • Black Woman Celie Life Love
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    "Celie's strengths as an African American Woman" Alice Walker s The Color Purple is a captivating and touching novel about life of a poor African American woman - Celie, living in the deep rural south at the turn of the twentieth century. During her difficult life, Celie writes letters to God in which she tells him about her being. As the story evolves, many major circumstances in Celie s life are changing. In the beginning she is a daughter, then she is a wife, a sister and a mother. Throughout...
  • Celie Shug Nettie Samuel
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    The story really begins in about 1903 with the killing of Celie's father by jealous white guys. Celie's mother goes insane but marries a man who is just using her. When Celie is 14 this stepfather, who she thinks is her dad, begins to rape her, causing the birth of two children which he gives away to a missionary friend of his. Celie's mother dies angry at Celie and, because she's been warned by her stepfather not to tell anyone (but God) who fathered her children, Celie writes letters to God. ...
  • The Color Purple Celie Women Life
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    The changes in Celie's character For people to be equal they need a chance to become equal by self-discovering themselves. As we are growing older during our childhood we depend on our environment, parents, and peers to create our self-image. It is under our surroundings in which we are always trying to develop new insights in order to identify, clarify, connect and account for our beliefs. Even the underlying cause of dysfunctional relationships lies in crucial events in our life experience. Th...
  • Freedom From Racial Barriers In The Color Purple
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    Freedom from Racial Barriers in 'The Color Purple' Rape, incest, sex, forced labor, and a little reefer on the side. These are all of the components of a novel by Alice Walker. All of these views are illustrated proficiently in Alice Walker's third novel, "The Color Purple." Each one of these aspects had a lasting impression upon the ideals and notions of the time. Walker's writing's helped to break the racial barrier that existed in some people's minds. One way that the barrier was destroyed wa...
  • The Color Purple Celie Shug Life
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    Celie s journey toward self-definition in The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, is filled with moments of growth as well as of tragedy and abuse. Throughout her life she is mistreated and put down. While bad things continue to happen to her, Celie s instinct to survive never fails. Through her letters to God and her younger sister Nettie, and through her relationship with Shug, Celie begins to overcome adversity and see herself as a person who has value and who deserves to be treated with respect. ...
  • Black Women Celie Shug Nettie
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    Alice Walker's novel, The Color Purple, follows Celie down the winding road of her life. As a poor black girl living in the South, Celie endures and overcomes many hardships. As the novel opens, the readers learn that she has been raped repeatedly by her father, then later is forced into a loveless marriage with a man who treats her like a slave. Celie does not stand up for herself, and therefore gets taken advantage of in many ways, but through the friendships that she takes part in, she eventu...
  • The Color Purple Show Love
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    Andrea HansonEnglish 12 The Color Purple Sometimes in literature, a character may discover that love can turn aperson's life around. This idea can work in many ways. One may be unloved foryears and then in the future, he or she is loved. In the book The Color Purple byAlice Walker, Celie is a character that discovers that love can turn a person's lifearound. Celie lives down south with her mother, father (Mr. ), and Nettie (her sister). She is unloved by her mother and her father. At that time ...
  • The Color Purple By Alice Walker
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    Alice Walkers The Color Purple presents the life-long struggle of Celie, a black Georgia woman, who yearns to obtain confidence and self-esteem. During the early stages of the novel, references to wagons are made, signifying the old days, whereas towards the end of the work automobiles surface. Though Walker never discusses any specific time or place where the story actually occurs, the change in transportation suggests about a forty-year span of Celies life, from the beginning of the novel unti...
  • Life And Death Celie One Husband
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    What It Takes to Overcome Suffering When dealing with hardship in one's life, people deal with it in diverse ways. One may overcome suffering through their own thoughts and ventilation, or by through their relationships with themselves, other people, or even a higher being. Alice Walker, an African American writer, narrows the scope of suffering to a single, courageous woman in her novel, The Color Purple. Through this remarkable woman, Celie, Walker illustrates that even when life can't get any...
  • The Direct And Indirect Impact Of Rhetoric
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    The Direct and Indirect Impact of Rhetoric Emory Lott 12/05/96 English 1001 In the world that we live in, rhetoric always affects and is apart of everything that happens. Rhetoric, in its broadest sense, is communication, and how people relate to each other. The movie The Color Purple is about relationships. Therefore rhetoric plays a very important role in this movie. Throughout The Color Purple the impact of rhetoric can be seen in two groups of people, the communicator, or rhetor, and the aud...
  • The Color Purple Shug Avery
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    The Color Purple by Alice Walker is a very controversial novel, which many people found to be very offensive. It is basically the struggle for one woman's independence. The main character in The Color Purple is Celie a coloured woman with little or no education at all. She is one who has been used and abused by all the men in her life, and because of these men, she has very little courage or ambition in her life. She has so little courage, that all she wants to do is just survive. Through the va...
  • Jean Muir Celie Shug Purple
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    In an essay of not more than 1500 words, explore the theme of the creation of women's identities in The Color Purple and one other prose text from Literature and Gender, with a detailed examination of how the form of each fiction contributes to the impact of the narratives. Alice Walker's novel The Color Purple has a rich array of female characters to examine when answering the above question. I feel that Louisa May Alcott's short story, "Behind A Mask" offers an equally rich array of female cha...
  • Tells Celie Shug Sofia Life
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    In the novel, The Color Purple, there are three main characters who demonstrate meaningful traits of women. Celie, the main character, is the most important of the three. She is influenced by other characters in the novel and is inspired to let herself seek their virtues. Celie's two friends, Shug and Sofia, are both strong women who teach Celie how to achieve the happiness she desires. Sofia is a woman with authority in her life. Her life has been a constant struggle and can no longer endure c...
  • Theme Of The Color Purple
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    The theme in The Color Purple is the theme of? Love redeems; meanness kills. ? It becomes clearer and clearer as the story goes on. Mr. destroys the self-esteem of Celie, how the relationship between Celie and Shug got better, or how the relationship between Harpo and his wife Sofie disintegrated. Mr. made Celie? s life a living hell. He oppressed her and made her want to kill him on one occasion. When Celie? s sister, Nettie, went away, Celie thought Nettie was dead because she was never heard...
  • Color Purple Shug Avery
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    The book The Color Purple was written by Alice Walker. The book was not written in a conventional manner. It was a series of letters spanning the life of Celie, the main character. Most of the letters were written by Celie and some by her sister Nettie. The theme of the book is to be true to yourself in spite of difficulties and never let go of what you believe in. Do not let people make you think you are something that you are not, then you have the will to survive during the worst of times. T...
  • The Color Purple Celie Walker Love
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    The Results of Celie's Physical and Mental Abuse In 1982 Alice Walker titled her Pulitzer Prize Winning novel, The Color Purple, which is symbolically meant to reflect radiance and majesty (Columbia). It is a story, entirely conveyed through letters, of one young black girl's struggle to escape the brutal and degrading treatment by men, which had become a constant part of her life. Instead of focusing on race throughout the novel Walker accords "greater importance to power, the power to be, to c...
  • Celie Letters Nettie Albert
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    The second point is that they keep in contact when Nettie is traveling to and from Africa. This is more or less an escape for Celie for she does not really have anyone except for Shug that she loves so the letters are a way for Celie to keep not only with Nettie but also her two children that she has only seen for a for a couple of days in her entire life. So the main bond between Nettie and Celie is one of love, and they demonstrate this by constantly trying to stay in touch even though they do...
  • Letters From Nettie Celie Shug Fonso
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    The novel begins with the rape of a young black girl named Celie by her father, Fonso. Her mother gies of mental illness and Celie gives birth to 2 children. Fonso leads Celie to believe he had them killed. Then, one day in town she sees her daughter with another woman. It is at this time that her sister, Nettie gains a boyfriend named Mr... He seeks Nettie's hand in marriage but is refused by Fonso. Instead, Fonso offers Celie. Mr. accepts and she lives with him and his children miserably. He ...
  • Celie Children Nettie Thought
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    At the tender age of fifteen, Celie, the main character in Alice Walker? s The Color Purple is raped by she knows as her Pa. Pa forces himself upon Celie and she gets? big? or pregnant, not once, but twice. When Pa takes the children away, the first a boy and the second a girl, Celie believes that he kills them. The reader gathers from her letters to God, that she is not very educated, and she seems a little on the dumb side. She does not like, or fully understand the idea of her children being...