Alice Walker and Oppression
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Alice Walker unfolds the oppression of the black woman in her literature, perceptibly illuminating the roles they have been given to fill but to which they do not belong. This paper examines how through her characters, Alice Walker embodies the struggle of a double minority and leads them to find what so many black women have struggled and searched for a sense of identity separate and individual from what has been pressed upon them. The paper looks at works such "The Color Purple" and "The Third Life of Grange Copeland", among others.
From the Paper:"Celie, from The Color Purple, is an excellent example of a woman that frees herself from an oppressor and with enormous courage discovers her own individuality. Celie is locked in a brutal relationship, barely surviving in a hollow existence where no love exists. She is a wife/slave to the nameless Mr. He controls her life with an iron fist until she finds solace and strength in another woman's arms. Shug, the other woman, helps her find her powerful voice hiding within. For the first time she is able to denounce Mr. and every evil thing he had done to her. She left brutality behind to move on and find her own place within this world."
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