Oppression In Alice Walker's The Color Purple

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Oppression is an act of authority or power,cruel, or unjust manner. Resistance is the act of fighting against something that is happening to someone, or refusing to accept something.It is also used to represent a movement considered legitimate. So to face oppression, there must be a resistance to take an action. Resistance can be accomplished by individual or groups in many forms such as active or passive, private or active, barbaric or timid. Resistance starts from 1939 to 1941 during the second world war in Europe, when the underground movement appeared in France to fight the German. It is clear that Resistance literature uses the language of empire to refuse its dominant ideologies. Where domination, power, or oppression is present,…show more content…
African American slave women had to work in white American households, such as The Help, which was written by Kathryn Stockett.Women are dominated by male "Men are said to have more interest in utilizing the power of abstract reason (mind), to want mastery over nature (including bodies), and to be aggressive and militaristic"(Nicholson 52). There were women who were suffering from raping, such asThe Color Purple, which was written by Alice Walker as Celie was raping by her father and her husband, but at the end, Celie resists and makes her own personality by changing from a weak character into a strong character. Actions were differed from one woman to another, as there is a woman who accepts her destiny and a woman who resists and takes an action. Resistance also differs from one woman to another. There were verbal, physical, and armed…show more content…
Runaway slaves can hide in any place to escape from the harsh treatment or slavery permanently. Running away is not a solution as slaves had to leave their families behind them or they will face death if they catch. Men, women and children had to work forever with no rights or freedom. The slave owners make all their efforts to make slaves forget their language, cultures and religious beliefs "People of African descent are more often characterized as lazy, less intelligent"(Weedon154). The African slaves could resist by keeping their African religious beliefs and their language alive. When the transatlantic slave trade was ended in 1807, the enslaved Africans become freed. Enslaved Africans rebel against the system of slavery and they proved their strength by fighting for their
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