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Colour Purple Essay

  • Submitted by: silver377
  • on November 10, 2010
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,309 words

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The Color Purple is a powerful book which shows some of the African American experience early on in time. Alice Walker created Celie the main character of this book that has many paths she has to travel to become successful. The way Celie became successful was to change physically, spiritually and emotionally.
      One of the ways Celie changed was physically. In the beginning of the book Celie was raped repeatedly and abused by a guy named Pa. “He started to choke me, saying You better shut up and git used to it.” (Walker, 1) This was Celie’s first sexually physically contact to anyone which left her with a scar. Celie was forced into a loveless marriage leaving her beloved sister with Pa. She was physically hurt due to the fact the Mr.____ does nothing around the house but, just sit on the porch and smoke. “Women work. I’m a man.” (Walker, 21) She was forced to do all of the labor the cooking, cleaning and farming.   Celie took this as an advantage because she did not have to spend her time with Mr. ___ and some time to think about Nettie, her sister. He holds all of his anger in until they reach home then expresses it all out.
          He beat me today cause he say I winked at ... a boy in church. I may have got somethin in my eye but I didn’t wink. I don’t even look at mens. That’s the truth. I look at women, tho, cause I’m not scared of them.”(Walker,   )

Even if Celie looks the way of another man and her man thinks that she is signaling to them he will get angry. Physically Celie has been hurt many times for no reason but satisfaction to the man. She always felt safe when ever a woman was near her, wishing they can protect her. In Celie’s mind, men have a kind of cruelty that women don’t possess.   Celie always wanted to be like Shug from what she heard of but, everyone always calls her ugly. When Shug Avery is here Celie finds herself physically and sexually attracted towards her.   Even when Shug says “You sure is ugly” (Walker, 46) she still fells...

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