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Communication And Power In Nettie By Alice Walker

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Two major motifs the author choses to repeat throughout the book are letters, and colors. Alice Walker uses letter-writing to convey communication and its power. In the novel Nettie, Celie’s sister writes to her and Celie writes to God. They gain power from writing, but are only saved when receiving responses because Mr.__ (Albert) hides them from Celie, she feels lost due to the fact she has no one and Celie is her only audience. Even though writing letter enable self-expression, it requires for someone to listen and be the audience. Also throughout the novel the appearance of color emphasize the experiences characters have throughout. Walker uses color to signal many things such as rebirth, or to mark a new beginning. When Celie starts getting
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