The Color Purple Essay

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  • Ethos In The Color Purple

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    The Color Purple is an honest emotional story about love, trust, respect, separation, friendships, and the bond between sisters. It was published back in 1982 by Alice Walker. Walker is a huge activist, and even participated in the 1960’s Civil Rights Movements in Mississippi. Throughout her novel she uses excellent rhetoric to convey her strong emotions. The Color Purple uses ethos to show you how horrible abuse is, logos to help give the characters confidence, and pathos to convey the pain. Throughout

  • The Colour Purple In The Color Purple

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    Purple is more than just a colour in Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple”. The colour can be seen to be representative of a number of ideas: it is, “a colour suitable for queens” like Celie says; this means it is happiness; it is illuminating; it is freedom; it is pain and beauty. Because of its symbolism, the colour purple can be seen to have a significant influence on the characters’ growth throughout the novel and, therefore, is an appropriate title for the novel. The colour purple in the novel can

  • Essay The Color Purple

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    The Color Purple by Alice Walker is a very controversial novel, which many people found to be very offensive. It is basically the struggle for one woman’s independence. The main character in The Color Purple is Celie a coloured woman with little or no education at all. She is one who has been used and abused by all the men in her life, and because of these men, she has very little courage or ambition in her life. She has so little courage, that all she wants to do is just survive. Through the various

  • The Color Purple Essay

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    In Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, Celie leads a life filled with abuse at the hands of the most important men in her life. As result of the women who surround and help her, Celie becomes stronger and overcomes the abuse she experienced. The three most influential women in Celie’s life are her sister Nettie, her daughter-in-law Sofia, and the singer Shug Avery. These are the women who lead Celie out of her shell and help her turn from a shy, withdrawn woman to someone who was free to speak her mind

  • Symbolism In The Color Purple

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    To most, the color purple holds insignificant meaning. It is a simple intermediate color lying between red and blue, with very little significance other than to be someone’s favorite color. In all reality, the color holds so much more meaning. In the novel, “The Color Purple,” the color is used as an allusion to biblical reference. Aside from the color itself, other references were made through direct conversation with God and the main characters struggle to maintain belief in a higher being despite

  • Stereotypes In The Color Purple

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    The movie ‘’The Color Purple’’ is a 1985 drama film that portrays the historical period. This film sheds light on the struggles that African American women faced during the 1930s. The Color Purple is about the life of Celie Harris, a poor black girl who married against her wish to an older black man. This movie was a great portrayal of history, which was directed by Steven Spielberg in a new light, this movie also shows realism and grit. The movie The Color Purple shows an intercultural perspective

  • Essay on Color Purple

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    third novel, The Color Purple. These aspects had a lasting impression upon ideals and beliefs of the time period. Her writing’s helped to break the racial tension and barrier that was present in some people’s minds. One of the ways that the barrier was eliminated was through her depiction of an imperfect black person. If a white person were to write about an imperfect black person it would be considered racist. “ I think the most chilling thing to me about the response to The Color Purple was that people

  • The Color Purple Analysis

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    the novel, Mel Watkins, a book editor and writer, also criticizes the choices of Alice Walker and other writers similar to her in his 1986 article “Sex, Racism, and Black Women Writers”. Because Watkins wrote the article a mere four years after The Color Purple’s release, Watkins’ belief that “black women writers who have chosen black men as a target have set themselves outside a tradition that is nearly as old as black American literature itself” is a direct window into the mindset of the people reading

  • Analysis Of The Color Purple

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    The Past Helps Shape a Better Future According to the Ark of Hope for Children, 1,850 children die a year by some form of child abuse. Assault must be noticed, especially because it affects so many people worldwide. The Color Purple by Alice Walker focuses extensively on this idea and the ramifications of rape. In the novel, the main protagonist Celie is compelled to live with a man named Mr. _____, whose last name is unidentified in the book, who constantly makes her work in the fields and clean

  • The Color Purple And The Awakening

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    Both Celie from Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Edna Pontellier from Kate Chopin’s The Awakening live in a world that wants to keep them down. However, this oppression sparks the tinder of their feminist ideas and ultimately leads to the fire that changes their world. Although, Celie’s awakening is much more spiritual while Edna’s is more of a fact based realization. Before looking at the women themselves, it is important to look at the world they live in. Both take place on the eve of the