Sophia, Shug, and Nettie are a strong, independent women who instructed Celie to fight Mr.. Nettie advised Celie that “[you] need to fight” and Celie responded that “I [do not] know how to fight. All I know is how to stay alive” (17). Celie thought that quiet being submissive was the only way to stay alive. Nettie said to fight and Celie thinks she is dead. Sophia fought the Mayor and the white townspeople beat her up so badly that Celie was shocked that Sophia survived.
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.
Celie from the very beginning of her life in the novel she is left with a family that cares for nothing about her. Her parents are dead, her sister was taken away and she is left emotionally alone. Steinbeck and Walker demonstrate that commitment to man is the primary dream for individuals within society. Lennie's inability to think for himself
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.”
In various works of literature, numerous characters have found solace in believing divine figures. Commonly because said characters have experienced hardships within their personal lives. All of which, could be harmful to one 's mental health. Especially, when one lacks emotional support from her/him peers. Nevertheless, one’s faith in God, tends to give individuals strength to carry on because in countless cultures, God is considered being a symbol of guidance, which serves to people in need.
He wanted her to believe that Nettie has died. This friendship and trust Celie and Shug Avery has immensely helped Celie discover how to stick up for herself and how to surround herself around those who love and care for her. Celie's daughter-in-law Sofia shows Celie how to stand up to men and how to stand up to prejudice and injustice — and how to fight physically. Celie’s transformation was heavily facilitated by the support of other women, for example, like Shug Avery, her sister Nettie, and Sofia. They all
She has never thought about her own needs or desires, she has only focused on her sister. At the end of the book, Celie learns to think for herself, but she has still lost so much. Nettie has been able to live in Africa helping people, raise Celie’s children, and marry a man she actually loves. Nettie has been thriving, while Celie has only been surviving. Walker is trying to prove that women should never sacrifice everything they have.
The Color Purple was (and still is) viewed as both the, “most important (and controversial)” Hollywood film of the 1980’s. The public at the time questioned why the film was directed by a white man, Steven Spielberg, and believed that the adoption of the book to film made it seem that the film was centered around ‘male bashing.’ It labeled African American men as brutal, abusive, and rapists, when the book makes it more clear the reason that is, is because it is implying a “chain of oppression… [spanning from] …white brutality,” as America on Film describes it. The book also reveals that the innocent kisses between Snug and Celia in the movie, were way more than just that in the novel.
Since Celie was raped and used by her stepfather and Albert, Nettie and her separated; she blamed God for everything that have happened to her, she lost faith but she never gave up. Celie faced her fears by accepting her past and by forgiving people who have done her wrong. When she fully forgave those people who thinks that she was not worth it, she also learned that forgiving them made her life so much better and easier, realized that they can rely on one another as a family, and just live happily ever after. “It refers to the person’s desire for self-fulfillment, namely, to the tendency for him to become actualized in what he is potentially.” (McLeod 3)
How is religion presented in the novel The Color Purple and how does it change? In the novel the color purple, the first words were written by Celie, the novel 's protagonist, are "Dear God," and the novel ends with a letter, the nod of which reads, "Dear God. Dear stars, dear trees, dear sky, dear peoples. Dear Everything.
Celie is forced into a marriage, so Nettie doesn’t have to be. Celie takes all of her father’s sexual abuse, so Nettie doesn’t have to suffer. “They cry theirselves to sleep. But I don’t cry. I lay there thinking bout Nettie while he on top
It aims at building up a new ground for expressing female voice. The text is in complete conversational format rather than being a narration of events. Through her letters, Celie tells her audience something that they already know. She primarily subverts, deconstructs and eventually reconstructs the mainstream patriarchal discourse that has kept her and many of her kind at the periphery. The letters create a productive space where the hitherto oppressed voices are finally heard.
In the movie however it doesn't show how close the girls become, and how strong their bond is. One of the main points Shug´s character puts across is how she teaches Celie about herself, like the reader could see Nettie trying to do in the beginning of the story. In the book one of the most important things celie is able to do is stand up for herself, she is able to do this with the guidance and support given to her by shug. In the movie one can only assume Celie finds her strength over time given all the abuse she endures in her childhood, and
If she cannot feel, then how can she care about anyone. She may have blood relatives, but only one is family to her. Nettie is her sister, and is everything Celie isn’t. She is a smart, independent woman with a bright future. Celie has been there to support her, as she cares for her as a true sister would.
"The color purple" is a reflection of reality in 20th century. The African American women isolated from the white society as Walker in The color purple talks about racism and discrimination of society in 20the century. Celie, the heroine was born in Rural Georgia where is known as a harsh place for poor and uneducated black women who were servants to their husbands and fathers. Throughout the novel, Celie tries to overcome her psychological anger and becomes independent. At the beginning of the novel, Celie appears like other women 20th century as they oppressed by men and lived under men 's dominance and violence.