The sorrows of celie in the color purple by alice walker

Slowly Celie begins to distance herself from Mr.

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I think that for many men at that time it was a shock that you could actually write a novel with women at the centre. It's so ridiculous. Many black women writers genuinely depicted the sufferings of black women. She encourages Celie to fight against her sufferings. Having seen the way his father treats Celie, and seeing how she never speaks back to his father and always does as she is told, he wants to have the same obedience from his wife Sofia. They worked there for seven years to desegregate schools; Walker miscarried when she heard that Martin Luther King had been assassinated. I found the 'first part' the most rewarding to read. Black men treated black women in these ways and tortured them to show their power. I may be ugly. And I tell you how I really see it - I see it as the people in the book actually doing that, for me.

The unbearable sufferings of the black people made the black men writers to voice in the form of their writings. Harpo temporarily follows Celie's advice but falls back under Mister's sway.

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Shug, is a well known blues-singer, who has had a great number of affairs and is therefore considered by the people to be a sinner. In fact, she married a Jewish civil-rights lawyer, Mel Leventhal, and moved to Mississippi, where they became the first legally married inter-racial couple in the state.

The sorrows of celie in the color purple by alice walker

But the most striking thing is that Celie hasn't learnt to read and write well enough at school to be able to do this. As Celie realizes that she is content in her life without Shug, Shug returns, having ended her relationship with Germaine.

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It'd kill your mammy" - there are four short paragraphs; in them Celie, aged 14, is raped by her stepfather, becomes pregnant, and starts writing letters to God about it. First he put his thing up gainst my hip and sort of wiggle it around. As soon as she is back to health she departs and leaves for Memphis. When Shug comes to recover from an illness in Mister and Celie's home, being disowned by her minister father and nowhere else to turn, it leads to an intimate relationship between Celie and Shug. Allen admitted to envy - and to having an affair because Walker had been "distracted by [her] work and sexually inattentive". Harpo ends up being a lot more bashed up then Sofia. The house we rented had just one big room, and a little kind of shed for storage. The Broadway production ended its run on February 24, She writes letters to God because her father, Alphonso, beats and rapes her constantly. He tells her that if she speaks about it to anyone it will mean her mother's death. In her letters she describes the missionary work done by Samuel and his wife. And I tell you how I really see it - I see it as the people in the book actually doing that, for me. It's so ridiculous.

Albert proposes that they marry "in the spirit as well as in the flesh," but Celie declines. Her first collection of short stories In love and trouble: Stories of black Women won the Rosenthal Award in I mean they strained themselves to think of me maybe teaching. But Sofia lies down for no one.

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Meanwhile, Nettie and Samuel marry and prepare to return to America. Email Id: revathimphil93 gmail. Their biological father was a store owner whom white men lynched because they resented his success. Shug transforms Celie into a new being. It's so ridiculous. She lived all the now-familiar injustices: separate bathrooms, separate drinking fountains. Then he grab hold my titties.

The book consists of letters mostly from Celie addressed to God, and later on to Nettie.

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