Black women are truly mistreated and are constantly abused by society whether it is sexually, culturally, or socially. What I enjoy most about this book is that it told the true of the matter, got to the deep-rooted problem, and shows black women to not settle on injustice. Most of the time, black women are put to the back burner in society. They are constantly considering lesser than in American society. These life changing stories from courageous black women are not taught in school, they are swiped under the rugs of America to reduce the impact that started the civil war movement.
Suzanne Lebsock did a good job writing this book. She used factual historical interpretation to tell you about the way life was in the late nineteenth century when it came to the way black and whites worked together, while still remaining to tell you a good story. Suzanne keeps the reader thinking about the story and not only thinking about the history behind. One way she does this is by making you know the characters in the story. For most of the characters she introduces she puts a little picture on the page and gives a description about them.
This is shown differently with white and black women from both times. The readers see how white women, for example, Margaret is seen as less than their husbands. In addition, society expects them to be nothing more than wives and mothers. On the other hand, black women are constantly victimized and treated inhumanely. In the novel, it is repeatedly shown that black women in the 19th century were even more oppressed than they are today.
In my opinion, one of the most important aspects that the book covers is the inequality. This is evident where blacks and the whites have separate bathrooms to use and white families would have these bathrooms at the back of their house after building sheds. However, this book was not just about bathrooms and sheds, it soley focuses on the discrimination of black people which provokes you to open your eyes and percieve the world around you in a different way. In our modern day era there are still cases of racial discrimination here and there, as today we are judging people from the outside by judging how they look, how they dress, how they talk and walk and how they act. In our society people seemingly refuse to get ti know a person for the
In the book Celie is a young girl near 20 when she gets married. She is writing letters to God and going through her emotions, thoughts, and feelings on the way. By the end with knowing Shug Avery and Sofia she learns to embrace her womanhood and stands up to Mister. In the end she states, “And us so happy. Matter of fact, I think this the youngest I ever felt.”
Also, so far in the story, the narrator is Celie and she is telling the story in a diary format and is addressing it to God. The second main character in the story is Nettie. Nettie is Celie’s younger sister who originally sparked Mr.______ interest in her because she was prettier than Celie. A
Shug helps Celie find the letters her sister had been sending over the years since Albert made Nettie leave. Albert had hide the letters from Celie in a box under the floorboards in the closet. Shug showed Celie the love she had been lacking in her life. Near the end of the story Celie finally acquires enough courage to stand up to Albert at the dinner table. Celie defends herself and says the things she’s been holding back.
Black women are treated less than because of their ascribed traits, their gender and race, and are often dehumanized and belittled throughout the movie. They are treated like slaves and are seen as easily disposable. There are several moments throughout the film that show the racial, gender, and class inequalities. These moments also show exploitation and opportunity hoarding. The Help also explains historical context of the inequality that occurred during that time period.
She then moves to Tennessee with Shug and opens her own clothing store. Falling Action- Celie returns to Georgia as a successful store owner and finds that Mr. ______ has gone through a personal transformation. After her father’s death, she inherits her family’s home and welcomes Nettie, Samuel, Olivia, and Adam into the house. Denouement-
As Shug is introduced to celie by her husband Mr.__ their unusual relationship begins and both
Throughout the entire film, we see a lonely, timid woman with a passive demeanor. Celie has the idea that it is better to sit back in the shadows and not fight than to fight and risk being killed. As the movie progresses, we see hints of rebellion in Celie that foreshadow that she will find power within herself. For example, when Mister’s father comes to visit, he begins to criticize Shug. Disturbed by the conversation, Celie spits in the man’s water.
One significant lessons that Celie learned throughout the novel was that she learned to love herself through the feeling of being loved by someone. The fact that she can only write and talk to God about all the terrible things that have happened to
There’s rape, death, and many other aspects covered in the book. In this first page, readers are immediately met with a rape scene. While this is shocking to many, Celie recovers and gets through it. She was born with all odds against her, but she is a strong and selfless woman. Celie becomes prosperous and content, and the book executes a joyful end that is satisfying.
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).¨
The problem of Mr. ____ gets taken care of when Shug and her discover the letters that Mr. ____ has been withholding. Shug can see that he does not care for Celie at all, and that Celie has to get away from him. After reading the letters, they just lie together and for the first time since Nettie, she has a family member. She calls Shug her sister.