The Color Purple By Alice Walker

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The Color Purple is a great film that focuses on the lives of several African American women who are faced not only with slavery, but with abuse, violence, racism, and cruelty during the early 1900s. In the film, segregation plays an important role, however it does not only address the issue of racial discrimination in the early twentieth century, but also the existing cruelty among the members of some African American families. The movie shows the trials and tribulations that Southern black women faced and their victory in conquering abuse, oppression and sexism. The film 's plot centers around the childhood and adulthood of Celie, an uneducated poor black woman living in the South treated as a slave and being abused by her father since she was a child. At the age of 14 she was sold to Albert Johnson, an abusive black man, which separates her from her sister Nettie and Celie’s life is one of humiliation and abuse. Under the title The Color Purple, Steven Spielberg gave us a heartbreaking story based on the novel by Alice Walker. It is a drama set in the rural south of the United States (Georgia) at the beginning of the 20th century, which shows us the harsh life of African Americans in that time, because despite being free as other citizens, they were rejected socially and relegated to the lower class, prevailing patriarchal culture abusive where the owner and Lord is the husband. The Color Purple revolves around the life of Celie, a fourteen-year-old, vulnerable, and

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