The Color Purple By Alice Walker

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Siera Osborne
Composition 1
4 December, 2015
Just A Single Purple Wildflower In A Field Of Weeds
Alice walker once said, “No person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow and be perceived as fully blossomed as you were intended. Or who belittles in any fashion the gifts you labor so to bring into the world.” The color purple has timelessly been used to convey pictures of power and ambition, it is also associated with the feeling of independence. The Color Purple is the story of the constant struggle of a young girl named Celie. In this novel the author, Alice Walker, chooses to tell Celie’s story through letters that she has written. Celie isn’t writing these letters to someone that she can see or even speak to, however, she is writing to God, someone who knows everything and everyone and is considered our spiritual father. The letters that she is writing depict the raw uncensored events that have occurred in not just Celie’s life but it is the truth for many other women’s lives as well. Nettie, Celie’s younger sister, was the reason for Celie to continue to go on even if there is a sense of doubt about whether or not she is alive. Celie later finds that Nettie was alive and was writing to her but Albert had been keeping the letters secret. Thus she began to loathe Albert. All throughout the book Ceile constantly denied her own inner strength and her power to fight for herself. The constant struggle she faces throughout her

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