"The Color Purple" by Alice Walker Comparison Essay by The Research Group

"The Color Purple" by Alice Walker
A comparison of the novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg.
# 19485 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1992 | US
Published on Mar 11, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Comparison) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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""The Color Purple"

Alice Walker's The Color Purple was published in 1982, and it immediately became both a best-selling novel and a statement that helped to define black women in America. It was inevitable that Hollywood would decide to make the movie version of the book, so in 1985, Steven Spielberg directed "The Color Purple," which won an Academy Award for its star, Whoopi Goldberg. The purpose of this paper is to construct a comparative analysis of the differences between the novel and the movie.

Perhaps it is very indicative of the difference between the two versions of Celie's story that each one has a very distinctive beginning. These openings set the tone for the overall work that is to follow. In Alice Walker's novel, the..."

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