Alphonso In Alice Walker's Misogyny

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Misogyny rears its ugly head. Alphonso is the greatest threat to Celie and the main source of her suffering. Through the character Alphonso, Walker shows the cruel behavior that women are subjected to. From the beginning of the novel, it is made evident the type of person Alphonso is. Walker revealed his personality traits and qualities through indirect characterization. Alphonso exhibits abusive behavior when he tries to force his sick wife to have sex. When Alphonso wife objected to sex he remains persistent, “He was pulling on her arm. She say It too soon, Fonso, I ain't well. Finally he leave her alone. A week go by, he pulling on her arm again. She say Naw, I ain't gonna. Can't you see I'm already half dead” (Walker 1). This behavior
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