The Color Purple

On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks was on her way home from work when she got on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She politely sat down at the front of the bus. After a while, the bus filled up and she was asked to move so that a male passenger could have her seat. She refused, and shortly after that was arrested. Rosa Parks’ intention was not to get arrested and she also didn’t know that what had happened was going to make her a pivotal symbol of the Civil Rights Movement. Before this, African Americans in America were treated very poorly, especially women, and no one seemed to want to do anything about it. But, did all Americans really know what was going on, especially in places far away ...

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Walker focused on her writing. She published many novels, but one in particular stands out as being about her experiences. The Color Purple, published in 1982 serves to enlighten the reader about what it was like to be a black woman back when all Americans were not treated equally.
Alice Malsenior Walker was born on February 9th, 1944, in Eatonton Georgia. She was born as the eighth and last child to her family, and she lived in a place that looking back on now, was the perfect setting for her to write The Color Purple. Walker lived a fairly normal life as a child, with her family bouncing back from the Great Depression. Things were always pretty low key for Walker, until one day in 1952, when at the age of eight, Walker was shot in the eye by a BB gun that was shot by one of her brothers. This accident left her without sight in her right eye, but in order to not get into trouble, her brothers came up with a story and forced Walker to accept it. This event was a major ...

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the 1930’s in Georgia. The books setting begins about thirty years before the start of World War two. The setting of rural Georgia is appropriate since Celie is a poor, uneducated black woman. Because she lives in the south, her lack of education and the fact that she is treated badly is ignored for the most part. The south also affects Celie in the sense that since she is so ignorant, she spends most of her time isolated. These aspects of the life that Celie lives are just another example of how Walker was trying to prove how different African American women were treated. Celie only really learns of how badly she is being treated when Shug Avery comes to town from the city of Memphis. ...

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