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”.
As celie do this she begins to convey her feeling of living abusive life through writing letters, because earlier she was not allowed to speak out her feelings by her stepfather. However, as she transform she express her feeling by
Maria being a stay at home mother allowed care for Hannah as her focus, taking care of herself last. That selflessness is something only a mother 's love could consist of. Throughout Hannah 's short life she taught her community the meaning of making the most out of life, as a response the community gave her love in return. Hannah learned and taught people to make the best out of situation as a three-year old in the hospital setting. Most importantly, she taught her parents the importance of family and love.
Morrison’s authorship elucidates the conditions of motherhood showing how black women’s existence is warped by severing conditions of slavery. In this novel, it becomes apparent how in a patriarchal society a woman can feel guilty when choosing interests, career and self-development before motherhood. The sacrifice that has to be made by a mother is evident and natural, but equality in a relationship means shared responsibility and with that, the sacrifices are less on both part. Although motherhood can be a wonderful experience many women fear it in view of the tamming of the other and the obligation that eventually lies on the mother. Training alludes to how the female is situated in the home and how the nurturing of the child and additional local errands has now turned into her circle and obligation.
She is independent and does whatever she pleases, as opposed to Celie who is basically is shackles from the likes of her father and Albert. She is truly the sign of freedom in a time where Black people were persecuted by a white male dominated patriarchal
Family 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 Celie is introduced as an abused child/mother of her Pa’s children. She is raped by him often, and has fathered many of his children.
Celie’s life became a very hard one, for she had undergone severe maltreatment and sorrows which started on her adolescent years until her married life. Despite the tribulation, Celie made a letters to God as her confidant and as her way of expressing how she feels. She had met a lot of people along the way which plays several roles that made her learn a lot of things. Some made her life more difficult,
The novel primarily focuses on the problems that the African-American women faced in the 20th century in the south of the United States depicted on the example of Celie, who came through a number of events and finally managed to self-actualize herself in a world that was hostile to her. The Color Purple unleashed a storm of controversy; a number of male African-American critics complained that the novel reaffirmed old racist stereotypes. Nevertheless, the Color Purple also had its supporters,
Celie’s father is approached suddenly by Mister, who proposes to marry his daughter youngest daughter Nettie. Celie’s father rejects the offer but insists that he marry Celie instead. He warns that she is ugly and has had two children, but can help him care for his children and home. Mister accepts Celie as his wife and she returns to his home. Throughout their marriage, Celie continues to face violence including physical abuse and rape.
They say don’t judge a book by its cover, yet everyday people are judged just based on skin color, gender or anything else that sets them apart. Walker’s pulitzer prize winning novel “The Color Purple” talks about the struggles of an African American woman, Celie, and the journey she goes through in order to overcome the barriers of sexism to become a stronger woman and discover her independence. Similarly, “In Love and Trouble: Everyday Use” - also written by Walker - goes into a story about an African American woman, Dee, and her struggles with sibling rivalry, racial identity, and racism during a chaotic period of history. Through narrator point of view, symbolism, setting, and imagery, Walker illustrates the prominence of discrimination