As a result of dropping her old stereotypical tendencies, Celie is rewarded with an overwhelming surge of happiness and will to live. This drastic difference from her previous habits and feelings provides a defined message of pro-feminism in which a woman who defies stereotypes is rewarded and happier than one who does not. The Color Purple by Alice Walker follows Celie as she details her life through handwritten letters. Through Celie’s unhappiness as she follows stereotypes, Shug’s carefree positivity as she defies stereotypes and Celie’s
“The Color Purple #11” Through out the novel of “The Color Purple”, the novel includes characters that are dynamic and also static. Some of the dynamic characters include Celie who is a young lady and also the main character in the book. Celie is the person who writes to God and later on writes to her sister Nettie. She changes through out the story because in the beginning of the novel, Celie was scared to even talk back to Mr. Albert. Mr. Albert was a person whom she would listen to anything he would ask her to do.
Shug helps Celie find the letters her sister had been sending over the years since Albert made Nettie leave. Albert had hide the letters from Celie in a box under the floorboards in the closet. Shug showed Celie the love she had been lacking in her life. Near the end of the story Celie finally acquires enough courage to stand up to Albert at the dinner table. Celie defends herself and says the things she’s been holding back.
The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker that focuses on the tribulations and tragedies of Celie’s childhood, which shapes the meaning of the work as a whole. This representative of adolescence shows how she was raped by her father, had her children taken away from her, and sold into marriage. The childhood here, of course, belongs to Celie. The first image of a tragic childhood showing up in the novel is in the very beginning. Celie is being raped by her father, which she later finds out isn’t her biological father, and she writes letters to God because she thinks that he is the only person that she can go to in this situation.
Nettie, now without Celie does not remain at her dad's home and flees from Alphonso. She likewise comes at Celie's home to live with her. Mr. Johnson still want for her. She escapes from Celie's place too and promises to write her letters. Nettie is taken in by Samuel and Corrine, a minister couple, with whom she goes to Africa as an evangelist.
In The Color Purple, Celie extreme oppression by the patriarchal males in her life forces her to not have respect for herself or other women. Alice Walker, depicts Celie as a young girl who is oblivious that what is happening to her is amiss. She is constantly told she is ugly and not good enough. These statements allow her to be raped, bullied, and prevented from having
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
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: “You better not never tell nobody but God. It’d kill your mammy.” [ ] The phrase explains to us the reason why she is writing to God, which is because she has nobody to turn
Asoo Othman Dr.Ceron LIT 311 April 12/2017 Violence and Love Alice Walker who is the writer of The Color Purple book indicated many real situations. In this book, I want to mention Segregation, Love, and Violence. Segregation plays an important role in this story, and by studying the situations in the book, we can realize that there are a lot of differences between black and white people which was clearly shown through the race and the life of the characters. Also, the story focuses on some characters’ that face abuse, violence, and cruelty. Moreover, the story emphasizes more on two characters who are Celie and Nettie.
Nearly 50% of both men and women in the United States of America have experienced some kind of abuse in their lifetime. Verbal, physical, and sexual abuse are very prominent throughout the novel, The Color Purple, by Alice Walker. Abuse is not only common in the book, but it is also a major issue in the United States and around the world. Verbal abuse is a fairly large part of The Color Purple. Celie tells Mister that she is leaving him to go to Memphis with Shug Avery.