“The Color Purple #11” Through out the novel of “The Color Purple”, the novel includes characters that are dynamic and also static. Some of the dynamic characters include Celie who is a young lady and also the main character in the book. Celie is the person who writes to God and later on writes to her sister Nettie. She changes through out the story because in the beginning of the novel, Celie was scared to even talk back to Mr. Albert. Mr. Albert was a person whom she would listen to anything he would ask her to do.
What is something that every single person in the world cherishes? What is something that people long for? The Color Purple by Alice Walker stretches the answer to that question with a series of letters between two sisters that spans forty years. A story of women joined together by love and hardship, The Color Purple depicts the value of family. But ever since it has been published, the book has gained a reputation for being inappropriate, and not suitable for schools. The Color Purple by Alice Walker should be kept in school libraries because it conveys the importance of family, shows examples of overcoming hardship and discusses serious topics such as rape and death. The Color Purple is an inspiring, beautiful, and powerful read for teens.
Sacrifice can reveal what people value the most in their life. In the book The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Celie sacrifices her childhood, her education, and her freedom for her sister Nettie. Celie’s sacrifices are not only representative of her value of Nettie, but also of the lack of value she has for herself. Throughout the book, Celie sacrifices the majority of what she has and gets extremely little in return. She never fights for herself and does whatever people ask her.
it creates a ripple effect as sofia revives from her repressed state back to her old vivacious self and Mary Agnes stands up to her husband and voicing her displeasure in her nickname “Squeak”. All throughout The color purple characters change due to their circumstances. Celie was very restricted and oppressed during the first part of the movie but she blossomed inspiring others to do so as well. Her change was taking control of her own life and choosing her own way after being ordered around all her life. Celie proved to have great courage for standing up for her human rights.
In shows how a women is expected to submit under the authority of her husband and similarly How Much We Must Look Like Stars to Stars by Alysia Nicole Harris is a collection of poems expresses the radical abuse against women of color and using personal trauma to under gird the existence and acerbity of sexism. Within The Color Purple and How Much We Must Look Like Starts to Stars, and through the examination of Womanist theory. Physical appearance, gender-roles and sexuality will be explored throughout The Color Purple and How Much We Must Look Like Stars to Stars Walker and Harris show the lives of black southern women and the patriarchy in which they live. Walker wrote in the form of letters by Celie, a 14 year old black girl who does not like her physical appearance has been forced into adulthood by having to take on the responsibility of a wife and a mother to her husband’s children and grows up to find herself still in a place of submission and under the control of her husband. Celie is a fair-skinned young woman with nappy braids and does not appear to be what many may classify as beautiful or pretty.
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.
Once Shug is able to feel acquainted with Celie they find themselves doing everything together. Shug teaches Celies about herself mentally, spiritually, and physically with her body. The book captures the feelings held between the Celie and Shug with vibrant words and sentences between the two characters. ¨She say, I love you, Miss Celie. And then she haul off and kiss me on the mouth (Walker, 1982).¨
Shug tells Celie to think of something radically different, So she gets rid of the patriarchal image of God, she then sees him as a different God. Which is why her journal entries started with :Dear
In The Color Purple, Celie extreme oppression by the patriarchal males in her life forces her to not have respect for herself or other women. Alice Walker, depicts Celie as a young girl who is oblivious that what is happening to her is amiss. She is constantly told she is ugly and not good enough. These statements allow her to be raped, bullied, and prevented from having
Shug enters into the film for a brief moment just to act as a trigger for Celie’s new sexuality rather her lover. This was down because of the period the movie was set in, so the producers had to portray Celie as a woman not allowed to her sexuality.
Introduction The Color Purple is a novel written by an American author Alice Walker and was published in 1982. It won numerous awards in literature and film as it had many musical, film and radio adaptations, particularly the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction. It primarily involves the subject of feminism and addresses issues in sexism and racism in the early 20th century in the United States. The story is all about a girl named Celie, a black woman who lives in the Southern part of US.
Monika Pareek Professor Dasgupta Women's Writing 7th April 2016. Exploring the idea of 'womanism' in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple The Color Purple (1982) by Alice Walker (b. 1944) is a novel of celebration of black women who challenge the unjust authorities and emerge beyond the yoke of forced identities. It is situated in Georgia, America, in 1909 and written entirely in the epistolary form, mainly by Celie, the main protagonist and her sister, Nettie.
The Color Purple tells the story of a young girl, Celie, who lives in the early 1900’s in the South. By the age of 14, she has been raped and pregnant twice by her stepfather Fonso. Celie has a deep relationship and love for her younger sister Nettie, just like Esch is valued and supported by her brothers Randall, Skeet, and Junior. Both girls face struggles with men and are pressured to mature at a very young age due to the responsibilities that life, and men, throws at
Her faith is weakened at a certain point but then she starts to develop a new perception of God, she begins to see God as a universal being with no gender and race who is present everywhere and in everything that we love or do. She is now able to see God through people, nature, sex, and in the color purple. Alice Walker also gave importance to the value of female bonds and relationships or sisterhood as a means of coping and social support against the alienation experienced by Celie and other black female characters in the novel. Celie’s friends, mainly Shug and Sofia helped her to find her voice and stand up for herself. As the novel progresses, Celie develops strength and eventually gains her freedom towards the end.