The Color Purple Research Paper

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The Color Purple is focused on a young fourteen-year-old girl named Celie who grown up fast in the South. Celie was raped by her father and gave birth to two children of her own. Celie was told her children died in childbirth. Her mother died leaving her and her siblings living with her father. Her father pushed her into marriage to a widower, which made her a stepmother to his children at a young age. She was abused physically and mentally, but not spiritually because her faith was in God. She addresses God in her letters. She had challenges in her life with her family and marriage. She became stronger and overcame different obstacles in her life with the help of her faith in God, sister Nettie who helped her learn how to read and write, before Celie's husband tried to attack, and rape her. …show more content…

Just like Mr. and Shug treated Celie like a slave. She had her getting her water and doing other things for her such as lighting her cigarettes. Shug taught and gave Celie confidence in herself. Things looked brighter for Celie as reconciliation with her husband. They were sitting on the porch when her sister Nettie return from missionary work in Africa. Nettie brought Celie’s children back home with her. Which all of these approaches goes hand to hand such as in the historical approach women were supposed to be a second-class citizen to men with feminist also show that also the rise of the main female character. Lastly, the formalist will help give more depth and tie everything together. Celie became stronger and overcame the obstacles in her life with the help of her friends, her sister Nettie and her faith in God. The Color Purple follows Celie's life as a young woman in the 1930s to her later years in the 1960s as she overcomes many challenges and finds

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  • Analyzes how the color purple follows celie's life as a young woman from the 1930s to the 1960s as she overcomes challenges and finds happiness.
  • Analyzes how celie's faith in god, her friends, and sister nettie stuck with her throughout the color purple. god symbolized hope and encouragement in her.
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