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English 30-1Ms. OlsonNawal MusseApril 12, 2018In what ways is this novel a feminist novel?The Color Purpleis a 1982 epistolary novel by the American author Alice Walker. The Color Purple talks about an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. As the novel progressesd, we as the readers get to observe every little thing that Celie gets to experience. Celie is the protagonist and narrator of The Color Purple;,she is a poor uneducated fourteen-year-old black girl living in rural Georgia. As the novel progresses, we as the readers get to observe every little thing that Celie gets to experience. Initially Celie writes letters to God because her stepfather, Alphonso, beat,andraped, and impregnatedher twice. In the novel The Color Purple, Celie displays, the significance that bravery plays in an individual’s journey of self-discovery, and how it is supported by leads to courage andthe influences the characters have on one another.that later develops.In The Color Purple, Celie follows the role of a typical feminine stereotype throughout the majority of the novel. She is overlooked and undermined by both her stepfather and her husband. At the beginning of the novel, right off the bat, Celie has to deal with bullying and maledomination. As a fourteen-year-old black girl, she experiences such a traumatic life;not only is she raped and abused in her own home by her stepfather but also by her husband as well. After Celie’s abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing “Mister” Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Her sister Nettie is
the only lightness in her dark tunnel, she feels trapped and alone. Even after the death of