As a result of dropping her old stereotypical tendencies, Celie is rewarded with an overwhelming surge of happiness and will to live. This drastic difference from her previous habits and feelings provides a defined message of pro-feminism in which a woman who defies stereotypes is rewarded and happier than one who does not. The Color Purple by Alice Walker follows Celie as she details her life through handwritten letters. Through Celie’s unhappiness as she follows stereotypes, Shug’s carefree positivity as she defies stereotypes and Celie’s
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
African-American male and female writers have dealt with the sufferings, slavery and freedom. Being Black male and female writers Langston Hughes and Alice Walker play an eminent role for the Black people’s welfare. In the novel, The Color Purple author Alice Walker introduces Southern Black female characters not only faced slavery, but sexism, racism and oppression .Throughout the novel Walker not only describes the injustices against African-Americans but focuses to read an oppressed races and struggles underwent by Celie .The Color Purple is an extraordinary account of a Black women 's plight as Celie strives towards acceptance, freedom and independence. Langston Hughes is Black American’s most representative writer and a significant figure
She is depicted in both movie and novel as a protagonist who shows a lot of love (disregarding her children with Albert). Though we can see that Spielberg changed her up in his rendition of The Color Purple, the audience can still see what she is a likeable person. Though she does have her flaws, she is very accepting of others and serves as a sign of happiness in Celie’s life. While both versions have their differences in the way she is represented, there is no doubt that she is a revolutionary woman in her day and age. 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.
Relationships and the Mind Many factors go into how one thinks. A very important factor is relationships that occur throughout one’s life. In The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, the main character Celie experiences many different types of relationships that cause her to think differently. Celie interacts with men and women who cause her to feel many different emotions and change how she thinks about herself. When Celie views her relationship with herself she realizes she doesn’t understand who she is.
The myth of Philomela and the Color purple show how women were victimized and censored by society where men hold power and women are excluded from it and stop women or silence them not to speak out. For instance, in Ovid Men have power over women and they are in control, as Tereus is given Procne to marry him because he protected Athens and Procne has no say or has no right to refuse the proposal. On the other hand, in the Color Purple, Celie’s stepfather treat her mother like an object as he keep her pregnant which lead to her death.
Cyberbullying on social media is linked to depression (Bullying Statistics). Getting bullied can be sad, and cause overthinking, while you’re overthinking it can cause depression. According to the article, there was the consistent association between exposure to cyberbullying and increased likelihood of depression (Bullying Statistics). Being called mean names, getting bullied it’s not funny if the one getting called names isn’t laughing if that person isn’t laughing or commenting back in a joking matter it’s bullying. The one getting bullied they can become depressed and they can harm themselves or maybe commit suicide.
She gets abused by her husband in law, Mr.. Celie’s children grow up without knowing about their birth mother. The only phrase to describe Celie’s life in The Color Purple is messed up. Celie’s inherent freedom is plundered by the abusive men around her. For the entirety of Celie’s youth, she believed that Pa, the father to her two children, was her father. Pa and mammy, Celie’s adopted parents have repetitively engrained in Celie and her sister Nettie that Pa was their father.
The book The Color Purple provides an understanding of domestic abuse in the 1980’s. Since then many acts have been introduced to help victims. But before the laws were placed women would have to live in an abusive relationship and try to make it “work” Celie has been a victim of domestic abuse ever since she was fourteen years
In The Color Purple written by Alice Walker dynamic characters shape the storyline. A dynamic character is a character who changes throughout a story as a result of the conflicts they encounter during their journey. A perfect example of a dynamic character is Miss Celie. Throughout her life Celie faces challenges that she conquers by standing up despite her fears. Regardless of her oppression she takes a stand and changes her fate.