Prejudice In The Color Purple

I am very educated, yet at the same time, not too familiar with the
prejudice that takes place in the novel The Color Purple, by Alice Walker.
First of all, this book mainly focuses on prejudice toward black
women in the early 1900's. Although blacks were free and women had a little
more power than before, the black woman of America were still looked down
on as being servants to their black men.
Next, the prejudice in this book was mainly caused by history. In
the past, blacks were slaves and the women were used for reproducing and
taking care of the family and home and were often uneducated. The history
of black woman hadn't changed much in the eyes of many people in the early
1900's so ...

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her grief with.
The man Celie calls “Mister” gained a lot of power, strength, and
almightiness by playing the part of husband to her. He was always in
control of the situation and always had control over Celie.
Finally, the consequence of the prejudice in this novel were
uplifting. The black women finally take control of their own lives, mainly
Celie, and show the other black men that they can be just as strong and
powerful and they are their own person.
In conclusion, the character in this novel, Celie, made me think
about prejudice and how to overcome it. Celie was such a strong,
intelligent and beautiful woman who was degraded and stepped on her whole
life. She finally realized how to stand up and take her life back which
really moved me. Her power inspired me to be a little more independent and
to step back and take a familiar look at prejudice through her educated and
experienced ...

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