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  • Shug Left Celie
    559 words
    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. L...
  • End Of The Novel Mr And Celie
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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...
  • Celie's Letters To God
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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. ...
  • Celie's Continuous Love For 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...
  • Celie Her First Letter From Her Sister
    980 words
    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 s...
  • Celie's Rhetoric In Her Relationship With Shug
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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...
  • Relationship Between Celie And Shug
    342 words
    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 fro...
  • Celie And Mr S Relationship
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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...
  • Power Of Sisterhood In The Color Purple
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    Alice Walker's The Color Purple is an example of a "woman's novel". A woman's novel is defined as by (source). When Walker wrote this novel, the black women's voice was nonexistent. Walker gave voice to the struggle of black woman. Her message was despite the difficulties of life black women can overcome all obstacles. The women in The Color Purple are strong characters that use their friendships to overcome the harsh real ties of racism, sexism and abuse. Celie, Sophia Squeak, Shug & Nettie all...
  • Fonso And Lives With Celie And Mr
    471 words
    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 b...
  • Celie's Mother
    434 words
    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 t...

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