Celie, Nettie, Mister in Alice Walker's The Color Purple Essay

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The Color Purple main character is a fourteen-year-old black girl, who talks to God through letting him know everything that is going on with her. Celie was a very bright young person. She grew up very quickly, because she had to help her father with the other children around the house. Celie was never treated equally to the others. Her father made her the woman of the house and even the mother. Celie’s dad was raping her, and he told her not to tell her mother. Celie's texts are born when she is raped and silenced; the epigraph to The Color Purple consists of an unattributed, pervasive threat against speech. These stark words initiate the entire text: "You better not tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy" (Weisenburger).
She was so
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The Color Purple main character is a fourteen-year-old black girl, who talks to God through letting him know everything that is going on with her. Celie was a very bright young person. She grew up very quickly, because she had to help her father with the other children around the house. Celie was never treated equally to the others. Her father made her the woman of the house and even the mother. Celie’s dad was raping her, and he told her not to tell her mother. Celie's texts are born when she is raped and silenced; the epigraph to The Color Purple consists of an unattributed, pervasive threat against speech. These stark words initiate the entire text: "You better not tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy" (Weisenburger).
She was so young and scared. Her dad favorite Nettie more than her, so he decided to hurt her. He got Celie pregnant and gave the baby away to a preacher and his wife. Living in that house was like hell to Celie, she hated every minute of it. Even though it was slave days, her own father made her his own personal slave around the house. She had to cook supper every day, clean after all of those kids. Celie got recognized by this man at church named “Mister” and her father gave her to him because he did not really want Celie anymore. Celie, had been through a lot staying there with mister. The only way she could escape from her problems, was by writing in her diary (Wall). Although Celie initially writes her diary letters to heal the rift that has
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