Internalized Oppression: Chapter Analysis

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There is one scene in the book that shows the protagonist being the oppressor, and not the oppressed. Harper, the oldest of Mr. children, gets married to a woman completely different from Celia. She is strong-minded, assertive, and does not take anything from anyone. Harper was not used to his wife’s strong personality, so he asked both his father and Celia their opinion on how to handle his wife. Both Mr. and Celia agreed that Harper should beat Sofia into submission. However, it did not work out as planned because Sofia stood up for herself and fought Harper back when he tried to beat her. This part shows Celia participating in a form of internalized oppression. Celia was so used to her husband beating her that she believed Sofia should receive
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