Life Struggles and Themes in Alice Walker's The Color Purple

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Born in Eatonton, Georgia, in 1944 Alice Walker was last of her eight siblings. As far as becoming author, Alice walker herself was faced with many struggles throughout her life. After a childhood accident blinded her in one eye, she went on to become valedictorian of her local school, and attend Spelman College and Sarah Lawrence College on scholarships, graduating in 1965(Janet Witalec). Her biggest turning point/ motivation was an author named Zora Neale Hurston, who made a great influence on Walkers later life. Later in her life she edited one of her fiction called “ I love myself when I am laughing”(Janet Witalec). Further on in her career, she wrote“ The Color Purple” which was brought to audience in 1982, as she …show more content…
Further on, she also discusses the character role played in part of Alice Walker was not compelled by the experience, but much reality was shown. Although, the novel shows many struggles, but at the same time it makes a reader understand the reality of that struggle. ‘‘Walker's work, particularly her novels, has been criticized for fostering antagonism between the genders and unfairly demonizing black men”(walker, Alice on enotes). E-notes demonstrate that much of walker’s criticism is done on feminism and culture, according to what walker writes. Although walker’s views are more profound then they are looked as. As all the other authors or leader, critic’s has tried to find many wrong views of Alice Walker, but to me walker is nothing but an great survivor of life. She makes me realize that no matter how bad and wrong your family gets I should never give up on them. ‘The color Purple dramatically underscores oppression

Black women have throughout history in rural south in America”(Ed. Janet Witalec. Vol.167). Wiltaec illustrates much towards the setting of the novel nevertheless, she criticize the overall understanding on the struggle of most Black women in rural areas of America and even Africa. “She has a sense of the
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