The Color Purple By Alice Walker

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The United States of America was under the control of the Britain Empire until 1776, when America was just only the 13 colonies. On July 4th, 1776, the Continental Congress declared the United States of America as its own new nation. The Fourth of July is celebrated as a federal holiday every year celebrating the independence achieved from defeating Britain in the American Revolutionary War. America has a collection of achievements and disasters since 1776. The epistolary novel, The Color Purple by Alice Walker takes place in Rural Georgia in 1910 to 1940 and talks about the life of an African American woman through the years. The novel, Boys in the Boat written by Daniel James Brown is a nonfiction novel about how the United States won gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The American novels, The Color Purple and Boys in the Boat collected the ideas of the American hardships, the happiness from being American, and the many opportunities possible in America. To begin with, the novels The Color Purple and Boys in the Boat explains how Americans struggled in history like the rest of the world. For instance, the women in The Color Purple were treated as if they were property of men. Mr.___ told his son Harpo that “Wives is like children. You have to let ‘em know who got the upper hand. Nothing can do that better than a good sound beating” (36). Sexism, the discrimination on the basis of sex, was evident for both genders during the time period of The Color Purple. Women had…

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