The Color Purple By Alice Walker



The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, is a very intense book to read. By
intense, I mean it is a book touching very difficult and hard aspects of life of
a poor, black oppressed woman in the early twentieth century. Walker does
social criticism in her novel, mostly criticizing the way black women were
treated in the early twentieth century. Walker uses the life experiences of
Celie to illustrate her social criticism.
The Color Purple is not written in the style of most novels. The author
does not tell us everything about the characters, the setting, and why the
characters behave the way they do. The novel is written in a series of letters,
not dated. There are large gaps between some ...

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She writes
to God, because she has no one else to write to. She feels that what happened
to her is so terrible that she can only talk about it to someone she feels loves
her. She knows her sister Nettie loves her, but she is too young to understand.
Celie believe only to God may she talk honestly and openly about her suffering.
Celie is not, however, at this point, complaining to God, she is simply
confiding in him.
Celie was born into a poor family; her mother was sick most of the time,
mentally and physically; there were too many children in the family; and Celie
was abused by the man she believed was her father. Celie feels used and abused,
but does not understand why. So many bad things have happened to Celie that she
lacks self esteem and confidence. Celie does not even feel she is worth enough
to sign her name at the end of the letters.
Slowly, Celie evolves into a mature woman with great confidence, but not
before her sister Nettie is taken away from her, and she marries ...

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