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Alice Walker wrote The Color Purple in epistolary style and it traces Celie’s journey of finding her identity and path of finally accepting herself. On her journey she encounters a couple of women including one named Shug Avery, who helps turn Celie’s life around. Throughout The Color Purple, Alice Walker uses the epistolary structure to demonstrate self-acceptance in women. Celie, the main character in The Color Purple has trouble figuring out who she is, and accepting herself because of the terrible life she had and still has while growing up. Her struggles begin when her stepfather says, "better not never tell nobody but god", after raping her (Walker 1).
(Victoria University Library data base - American Studies in Review. ‘‘A knowing so Deep It’s Like a secret’’ Recent Approaches to Race, Identity and Transformation in Toni Morrison’s Fiction.) In Tony Morrisons Tar baby the notion of race is explored through the blackness which presents to the readers that as a nati... ... middle of paper ... ...del of Englishness that’s suited for the country’s multicultural make – up at the beginning of the twenty first century. Although the novel presents that it challenges the notion of race and ethnicity as it reveals through its form and its subject matter of the cultural anxieties that are attached to the construction of the Englishness in the contemporary imagination. Reference List - (Victoria University Library data base - American Studies in Review.