Oppression In Nelle Harper 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 achieved 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 by the underground movement formed in France to fight the German. It is clear that Resistance literature uses the language of empire to rebut its dominant ideologies. "Most authors point out that any act of resistance has to entail a relationship between a subjectivity and a community."(11) Where domination, power, or oppression is present, resistance takes place. Race and gender are important to understand the…show more content…
It is a kind of resistance to inspire themselves and to inspire the readers. As the one who is under oppression, is searching for anything to give him a hope. There are many authors who write about resistance, such as Kathryn Stockett, an American novelist, wrote The Help . Alice Malsenior Walker, an American author and activist, wrote The Color Purple. Nelle Harper Lee, an American novelist, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, which deals with the racism she observed as a child in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. Invisible Man is a novel by Ralph Ellison, published by Random House in 1952. It addresses many of the social and intellectual issues facing African-Americans in the twentieth century, including black nationalism, the relationship between black identity and Marxism, and the reformist racial policies of Booker T. Washington, as well as issues of individuality and personal

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