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). Not only does this make her feel violated and helpless, but she also has no one to talk about it with; The emotional pain lingers inside. Celie’s purpose of writing to God is that "Celie is willing to talk to anyone/anything that will listen to her" (Hammamsy). The people who surround her are either too young to understand her dilemmas or are the ones causing her emotional pain. The abuse she receives results in the beaters self-consciousness because he needs to prove who has the power. Being surrounded by people who do not have respect for themselves infl...
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