As black women always conform under patriarchal principles, women are generally silenced and deprived of rights because men are entitled to control everything. Women are silenced in a way that they lose their confidence and hesitate to speak up due to the norms present in the society they live in. Hence, even if women have the confidence to try to speak, men wouldn’t bother to listen since men ought to believe that they are superior to women. In addition to that, women often live in a life cycle of repetitions due to patriarchal principles since women are established to fulfill the roles the society had given them. It is evidenced by Celie as she struggles to survive and to define oneself apart from the controlling, manipulative, and abusive men in her life.
Have you ever notice in the book The Color Purple that the main character’s doesn’t break his/her roll playing in the book. “The main part to this story is that she had been raped by her stepfather and he wanted her instead of her mother. But her mother had soon found out that he had raped her and she put alphonso out of the house for what he had done. Celie and her younger sister, Nettie, learn that a man recognized only as Mister wants to marry Nettie”. This is quoted from the part 1 of my book report. There is one more person in the book that play a major role as well as celie and nettie and alphonso. The Minister Because he is the real reason that nettie gets marry to the guy Alphonso, he arranged for the wedding to happen in the first place.
In the developing western world, women have always been considered the weak link of the society. For centuries they have been treated as less intelligent and less important than men, and therefore, subordinate to men. Since, as a general rule, men are physically stronger than women are, such domination wasn’t hard to achieve. For hundreds of years, this mindset has impacted humanity’s understanding of equality and has left its mark on the way our society functions to this day. For the western world over the past few hundred years, and sadly to this day still having its impact on the general public, white males have been considered the most righteous, intelligent, moral, and thus, supreme to the rest of society. However, the issue of gender inequality must be talked about and equality must be encouraged. There are two great pieces of work, the novel Salvage
Family is a large part of The Color Purple. Alice walker says makes many points about various subjects, but her opinion on family is clear. Family is not defined by blood relation or marriage, or any traditional connection. This is very clear in The Color Purple, through the life of Celie and her journey as a person
The Color Purple is important for teens to read because its most prominent theme is how family sticks together through thick and thin, and it talks about the value of it as well. Within the first 20 pages of the book, Celie is separated from her sister, Nettie. Celie is forced into a marriage, so Nettie doesn’t have to be. Celie takes all of her father’s sexual abuse, so Nettie doesn’t have to suffer. “They cry theirselves to sleep. But I don’t cry. I lay there thinking bout Nettie while he on top
Firstly, the title of the book The Color Purple is a major foreshadowing of the treatment the main protagonist, Celie, and the other black women face. With the knowledge that God is very important to Celie as she writes letters to him about all the events in her life, the title gives insight to the treatment the characters, whom are black women, face. According to a website, the color purple in Christianity symbolizes pain and suffering and foreshadows the fact that Celie experiences events which cause her those emotion. [ ] The very first phrase in the book, which is:
Alice Walker had a lot to say about family in her book, The Color Purple, in this book family had loose conditions and was often inter tangled. Celie’s friends and family were remarkably confusing and complicated at times, because many people were sleeping with people they were not married to and that was married to their friends. However, no family is perfect, so why would this one be, in the end it was all Celie and everybody else really needed. Family is shown throughout this book as the people who stick with a person, a biological relative, and these people in turn contribute to Celie’s development as a character.
"The color purple" is a reflection of reality in 20th century. The African American women isolated from the white society as Walker in The color purple talks about racism and discrimination of society in 20the century. Celie, the heroine was born in Rural Georgia where is known as a harsh place for poor and uneducated black women who were servants to their husbands and fathers. Throughout the novel, Celie tries to overcome her psychological anger and becomes independent. At the beginning of the novel, Celie appears like other women 20th century as they oppressed by men and lived under men 's dominance and violence. the novel starts with silence struggling with anger leading to speak and independence. Women throughout the novel are different in their suffering.
In the novel the color purple, the first words were written by Celie, the novel 's protagonist, are "Dear God," and the novel ends with a letter, the nod of which reads, "Dear God. Dear stars, dear trees, dear sky, dear peoples. Dear Everything. Dear God." This captures how religion and spirituality are presented in The Color Purple: a switch from a belief in a single God, which to Celie is portrayed as an old white man in a long beard, into a God that exists all around, and is a part of human happiness. Celie started writing letters to God as a way of escaping and in order to survive her father 's sexual abuse and relies on God as she believes that her sister, Nettie is dead. She later comes to view God as an outgrowth of nature 's beauty, after Shug convinces her that God is more than what white people say, and what church teachings confirm. Shug is shown as not naturally religious, she believes strongly God’s most important aim is that he
In the novel The Color Purple written by Alice Walker, Walker exposes how life was like to feel ugly versus the life of being pretty in the early 1900s. In the beginning of the novel, we are abruptly introduced to Celie as she is brutally getting raped by her stepfather. Her mother is half dead and therefore can no longer give the man what he wants. Once mother dies, pa continues to use and
“Maybe you can give me a sign letting me know what is happening to me.” These are the words of our innocent Celie in the novel “The Color Purple”. Celie is defenseless and oppressed in the beginning. She always did what she was instructed to do in order to prevent a beating. Throughout the book she will meet interesting characters that teach her there is so much more out there in the world that she should experience. Places she needs to go, and people she needs to meet. All of this can and will be obtained with the help of Nettie her sister, Sofia Harpo 's wife, and Shug a beautiful Jazz singer that Celie loves. They will open her eyes and teach her that there is so much more out in the world than just being
Many factors go into how one thinks. A very important factor is relationships that occur throughout one’s life. In The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, the main character Celie experiences many different types of relationships that cause her to think differently. Celie interacts with men and women who cause her to feel many different emotions and change how she thinks about herself. When Celie views her relationship with herself she realizes she doesn’t understand who she is. Celie also looks to strengthening her relationship with God to help her be more hopeful. Walker reveals Celie’s developing relationships with people, God and self, can alter her state of mind.
Throughout The Color Purple, a novel written by Alice Walker, there many important themes, but one of the most apparent is motherhood. As explored in The Color Purple motherhood is a type of love that can come from a parental figure, and we learn that motherhood does not exclude men. Motherly love is essential to survival. Maternal love is the concept that love can be centered around supporting someone that you truly care about as well as being there for them when no one else.
In the color Purple, Readers see a Young, black, highly confident women start off as being selfish and self centered. Over the span of the novel, Shug blume's into a figure of many shapes including being a mother
Celie is considerably a woman whose life is substantial enough to determine and discuss the common problems endured by black women in an American society. Her character is very enduring, loving and ignorant all at the same time. However, her ignorance lead her into becoming a transformed woman whose strength was shaped by all the sufferings, failure and knowledge she gained from her troubled life. Despite of all the bad treatment she received, she still able to give love and care especially when given the same care. Celie is even capable of loving unconditionally which makes her a remarkable role model or a graceful and loving woman in a feminist point of view. This character has the strength