Literary Criticism In The Color Purple By Alice Walker

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The Color Purple was written by Alice Walker in 1970. The Color Purple is told from a rural town in Gorigeia, by a young girl named Celie. Celie grew up in a very poor situation from being sexually abused as a young girl, to being sold into a marriage. Throughout the novel, Celie discovers who she is and what her ultimate goal is in life. Alice Walker wrote her own literary criticism; Walker has stated before she is “committed to exploring the oppressions, the insanities, the loyalties, and triumphs of black women”. It is evident that Walker writes about oppressions, loyalties, and triumphs of a black women masterfully because her description of these is realistic. Alice Walker realistically portrays Celie being oppressed by men because she is sexually, physically, and emotionally abused. Celie opens up her story by explaining how she is sexually abused by her father because her mother is sick and can not fill the needs of what her father wants. Celie tells the only person she can, God about what her dad has done. “First he put his thing up gainst my hip and sort of wiggle it around. Then he grab hold my tittes. The he push his thing inside of me my pussy. When that hurt, I cry. He start to choke me, saying you better shut up and git used to it. But I don 't ever get used to it” (1). Celie is a realistic example of a victim of sexual abuse. This quote shows that Celie is a realistic example of sexual abuse because there was no consent from Celie. This also makes
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