Summary: Celie Gets Rid Of The Patriarchal Image Of God

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One thing I notice the author emphasize a lot is that you need to express yourself to be somebody. Celie wouldn’t tell anyone because Alphonso told her she better not tell anyone but God, so she listened stayed quiet and never expressed herself. Her only escape were those letters to God, but everyone needs someone to vent to, which is where Shug comes into play. She talks to shug and they solve her problem and everyone is reunited. The symbol that caught my attention was God, she didn't really know who God was or even an image of him to think about. 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

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