Analysis Of ' The Color Purple '

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Even though today 's society tries to be just, that does not always happen. Learning the past injustice that has happened can help structure the way todays world is but history can repeat itself. Rape, racism and many more acts of hate are still not dealt with just like back in the 1930 's where both of these novels took place. Both of these novels conversant one of the most egregious injustices; rape. Rape has always been erroneous. In The Color Purple the novel begins with Celie describing being raped by her father and no one knowing about it. She elucidate 's what was said and done to her “You gonna do what your mammy wouldn 't. When that hurt, I cry. He start to choke me, saying you better shut up and get used to it. But I don 't …show more content…

Celie being violated growing up does not enjoy intercourse even with her husband. She said “Mr.__ clam on top of me, do his business, in ten minutes us both asleep (Walker,p.66).” Similarly, many females had there own views on men but mass women had a negative view. Miss Maudie stated her view by this comment “all men lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around our women (Lee, p.273).” Tom is a prime example that there was injustice to Negros as well during this time. Coloured men had stereotypes and unfair accusations against them from the white race. Tom was not a liar, nor immoral . Not all men were evil and caustic. Celie growing up around atrocious men, has the same salient view as Miss Maudie on men. Although there were many treatments of blacks that can be considered unjust, racism is the most recognizable and alive oppression. This was exceedingly frequent in two novels. Racism is inevitable, it has always been around. Racism has got better over time but it has not constantly been like this. Both novels substantiate this and bring enlightenment back to how racism was in the 1930 's. The caucasian race was superior during this time and more powerful. The caucasians knew they were superior, they had set views on the negro 's. Not all the whites preformed colossal acts against the negro 's, but even minor acts were to make the negro 's feel degraded. A

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