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The Color Purple

novel, The Color Purple, by Alice Walker explores themes that irradiate the human condition: search for faith, the nature of human suffering, loss of innocence, and the exultation of the human spirit. The book delights the reader to a journey where the characters continually discover truth, love, beauty, and answers to the meaning of life. So if asked the question, ‘Which, out of all the summer reading novels, would you read next?’ my most truthful answer would be that I would reread The Color Purple...

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“You better not never tell nobody but God. It’d kill your mammy,” Celie is told by her Pa. So that’s what she does in The Color Purple, she writes to God, in letters. She does this, not only because of the command, but also because she is unsure of how to deal with being the subject of rape and abuse. She doesn’t clearly know how to express herself, and her letters to God is the only thing that would listen to her anyway. As Celie grows older, she gains outside listeners that help her actualize God...

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English ISU: "Pride and Prejudice" and "The Color Purple" The novels "Pride and Prejudice" and "The Color Purple" both focus on the status of women, how they overcome stereotypes to accomplish their dreams and male dominance in societies. The language, which is unique in the texts, both define the author purpose, creating a long lasting effect on readers. The novels give images of strong values and cultural beliefs in society about women, many of which still occur. The works also endure because...

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The Color Purple Eng.: 225 Introduction to Film Instructor: Hannah Martin April 7, 2014 The Color Purple Steven Spielberg has a different point of view about the novel The Color Purple. His view of The Color Purple was that it should be made into a movie. The film identifies various aspects of abuse towards women. Spielberg used different women in this movie to help demonstrate the acts of violence...

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Marisha Twillie The Color Purple The Color Purple is a story written by Alice Walker and is about the life of an African American woman named Celie who lived in the South. Celie wrote about all the horrible events that have happened in her life such as getting raped by her stepfather, her children being taken away and sold, and how she was beat by her husband Mister. This is not only a story about growing up into womanhood but about the lives and stories of African American women from the...

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Dear Pulitzer Judging Board, The book, The Color Purple by Alice Walker was superior. This book should have received the Pulitzer Prize because it contains some of the best elements, in which this book very unique. Some of the key elements that were featured is by the book being written in letters and or diary form by the protagonist, Celie, herself. Another key element of The Color Purple was Alice Walker’s way of connecting with the audience showing strong emotions and the struggles that Celie...

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The Color Purple By Alice Walker The intensively descriptive novel, The Color Purple is about Celie, a poor uneducated woman born in the early 1900’s, unselfishly surviving the social injustices of those times. As the novel unfolds, Celie experiences so much sorrow, that she is forced to grow up quickly and learn to appreciate the little that life has to offer her. As new people enter her life, she is encouraged to look at life differently and she discovers that she too can have a chance to...

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The theme of Alice Walker’s The Color Purple is very straightforward and simple. Like many other novels devoted to the mistreatment of blacks and black women especially, The Color Purple is dedicated to black women’s rights. Much of the narrative in Walker’s novel is derived from her own personal experience, growing up in the rural South as an uneducated and abused child. In short, the goal of this book and indeed all her writing is to inspire and motivate black women to stand up for their rights...

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The color purple Despite the odds women can overcome all obstacles. In the past, women have desperately struggled because they were be littled by men. They were thought of as ignorant beings that only knew how to manage housework. In The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, sexism was interrelated in the novel. Throughout the story, several women were extremely mistreated by men. Their experiences were considered trivial because they were always subordinated to them. Through the collection of...

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The Color Purple In “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker,Celie has been verbally, physically, and sexally abused by different men and has no real narrative voice. Which leaves her with little sense of self worth making her unable to live a happy, decent life. When Celie comes across Shug Avery, their relationship becomes intimate making Celie find her self with self confidence. Celie freed Shug from the role that everybody wanted her to fit into, and Shug freed Celie from the psychological...

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