Color Purple - Murdock 1 Zak Murdock Mrs. Jacobs Honors...

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Murdock 1 Zak Murdock Mrs. Jacobs Honors Eng. 11 10 January 2007 The Color Purple by Alice Walker is a novel unlike most others. It tells the story of Celie, an African American woman in the South, who has to overcome many hardships throughout this period of her life. The novel is written in a form of letters from Celie to God. These letters allow the reader to experience the character’s exact emotions and events throughout a specific period of her life. During the course of the novel, Celie is developed into her own person by a number of African American women in her life. These women include Nettie, Shug Avery, and Sofia Throughout the novel Celie feels very alone and confused in the world, however with the help of these women, Celie becomes her own person and no longer feels this way. Celie begins writing her letters to God because her father continues to beat and rape her. There is nothing she can do as she just goes along with it. She has already had two of her own children taken away from her and she has come to hate her so-called
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