"The Color Purple" Analytical Essay by Master Writers

"The Color Purple"
A review of the book, "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker, focusing on the main character's personal reawakening.
# 16610 | 1,712 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 24, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (Gender)

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This paper discusses and analyzes the book "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker. Specifically, it examines the significance of purple in the novel, and describes how it relates to reawakening in the literary work. The paper illustrates how the color purple is a constant thread woven throughout the novel, and how it sets the stage for the main character, Celie's, reawakening by the end of the story.

From the Paper:

"The Color Purple" is an emotional and inspiring story of Celie, a woman who has faced nothing but abuse and violence in her life. She is married to Albert, a man who does not love her. Her stepfather repeatedly raped her, and he took away the two children resulting from the incest. Albert repeatedly beats her and tells her she is "nothing." "You Black, you pore, you ugly, you a woman. Goddam, you nothing at all" (Walker 176). Known only as "Mr. ---------" early in the novel, he only married Celie to take care of his children, because he was really in love with her sister. He even brings his sick mistress to the house and makes Celie nurse her back to health."

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