When Celie views her relationship with herself she realizes she doesn’t understand who she is. Celie also looks to strengthening her relationship with God to help her be more hopeful. Walker reveals Celie’s developing relationships with people, God and self, can alter her state of mind. Celie endured a lot of abuse from men that causes
Celie is able to change who her trusted confidant is very quickly, showing God was never a friend; instead He was a placeholder for someone Celie could openly trust. This was a turning point in the novel because Celie is rejecting God from her life. Mahdi Deghani attributes this rejection to the “fear of God [which] has prevented her from standing up to her tyrannical patriarchal force which is imposed upon her” (Dehghani 452). At the start of the relationship, Celie was afraid of God instead of loving Him, showing the fear Celie had on all the authoritative men in her life. To Celie, God is just another man who never responds to help her, which is why the relationship never allowed her to become more self-confident.
Celie becomes subjective about want she want in her life and she do this through the assistance of other female characters. Furthermore, she also do this through the writing and making friends with females. Alice walker gives celie an awareness on how to deal/manage her life and how she should act against discrimination. In addition, Celie is able to grow or breaks away from discrimination through the assistance of other female characters. As celie do this she begins to convey her feeling of living abusive life through writing letters, because earlier she was not allowed to speak out her feelings by her stepfather.
An example of mental abuse Celie faced was when her own “Pa” would call her ugly and state that she wasn’t smart. This truly affected her self-esteem and actually made her believe that it was true. When Celie would speak to Mr.___ she wouldn’t look at him in the eyes she would look at his knees and feet. She felt inferior to him because she didn’t know her self-worth since all her life she was told that no one would want her because she was ugly and had a lack of intelligence. Celie had it rough because not only was she psychologically abused but she was also physically abused as well.
Celie’s life has been one heartbreak after another but she overcomes her low self-esteem despite it, Albert, Celie’s husband, was close to the worst person I’d ever seen but after Celie leaves him his character changes dramatically, and Sofia, initially fierce and strong, loses herself after being her outspoken and courageous self took away her whole world but she soon finds her way back. These character’s stories made my heart ache. Nobody deserves to be treated the way they were and it’s a piece of history we can never let happen again.
She is a static character because she did not change much thorough out the story. She ran away from home after Celie got married to Mr. Albert instead of herself. Celie wanted to marry Albert but her Pa would not allow her & instead chose Celie to marry him. Mr. Albert decides to marry Celie so that she can take care of his children. Nettie moved to Africa where she came across Samuel & Corrine who adopted Celie's kids.
Celie was raped by her father, had her two children taken away from her, and forced into marriage, where she is more a servant than a wife, before she was in her late 20’s. She had to live a life of ignorance and isolation until a women named Shug Avery came into her life. She opened Celie’s eyes to see the world in different ways and Celie admired her for that. Being a black women in the early American 1900’s was a life full of keeping your mouth shut, just to stay alive. As Celie grows up, she learns to be free from society's standards for women like her.
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
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. Her dynamic change will be an inspiration for many who can relate in the
In fact, with the repeated occasions of the rapes, she gets pregnant by him, but her babies are taken by him after they are born. Not enough with this, Celie is married to Mr. _, the same happens with this man and Pa, that they are as incognitos. This man is also a bad person that treats in a bad way Celie, but this does not affect to Celie that is only worried about her dear sister Nettie, who wants to save herself from his father because she thinks that can do the same to her that did to her in the past. With all these behaviours, it is remarkable the power of the man in the family, that is imposing his figure, his person to the others: raping his daughter, choosing the husband of his daughter and on and