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Friendship in The Color Purple

Everyone is affected by certain events or individuals that greatly change your life. Friendship is a unique loyalty to one another, it has love and love is a sacrifice. In the powerful historical fiction novel The Color Purple, two sisters get separated but they pray to be reunited. Along the way both girl's; Nettie and Celie go through tragedies that only God knows but Nettie shares with Celie in letters the rough and good times she goes through. The author Alice Walker does an amazing job of showing Nettie transforming the way how Celie interprets life. Celie was abused and raped by Pa who later sells her off to get married to Mr.___ who only wants to get married so Celie can watch his four kids and work in the fields as well as look after the house. He rapes her and abuses her. Celie was happy for a short period of time because she had her sister Nettie with her. Until Mr.___ tried to take advantage of her and Nettie left promising to write Celie. She lost the only person she loved and who loved her back.

Nettie was a true, loving, honest, and loyal sister. She would be the best friend anyone could ever ask for. Her personality was strong minded unlike Celie she had an education and she was very independent from men. She always loved to teach her knowledge and wisdom to Celie and Celie's children. Celie's views of the world was changed because of Nettie educating her on religion and the ways of life in Africa, it gave Celie a chance of hope to image the outside world and to know her heritage. In Africa the Olinka people believed that a women is nothing without a husband. Most Olinka people looked down upon Nettie but she wanted to feel complete human being to herself before she got married. “I am expression of the divine, just like a peach is, just like a fish I. I have the right to be this way...I can't apologize for that, nor can I change it, nor do I want to...We will never have to be other than who we our to be...
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