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the-color-purple-alice-walkerAlice Walker1982EnglishNovelAuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageDramaThe Color PurpleCelie to God, Section 1An African American poet, novelist, and essayist, Walker explores themes of abuse, injustice, gender, racism, friendship, and love. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, Walker is an eminent activist for the rights of living things and was inducted into the California Hall of Fame.ALICE WALKERBORN 1944SymbolsPantsRepresent dignity, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishmentLettersSignify the human need for spiritual and human communicationPurpleIllustrates natures magnificenceThe Color Purpleby the NumbersYear Walker became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize1983Academy Award nominations for the 1985 film adaptation of The Color Purple11Letters Celie writes in The Color Purple90iconEye blinded in Walker's childhood1Compassion Defeats CrueltyMAIN CHARACTERSOvercoming OppressionWith conviction, people can overcome societys injustices.Enduring DominationCruel oppressors and intolerant societal standards subject people to lives of misery.GodExemplifies spirituality and the joy of unconditional loveut I don’t know how to fight. All I know how to do is stay alive.ThemesRealizing WholenessPeople achieve fulfilling lives when they grasp an understanding about themselves, the world, and their place in it.AuthorSources: Alice Walkers Garden,, Encyclopaedia Britannica,, The Nation, PBS.orgCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Mr. ____s son; brutal but reformed by loveShugCelies advocate; loving and encouragingNovels voice; abused, submissive, and enlightenedCelieHarpoAlphonsoCelie's stepfather; assaults and rapes CelieSqueak/Mary AgnesHarpos second wife; singerMr. ____Celies husband; domineering and connivingNettieCelies intelligent missionary sisterHarpos first wife; tough and assertiveSofiaThe Color Purple traces Celies quest for a life where she is valued and cherished instead of brutalized and belittled. In rural Georgia between 1910 and 1942, Celie's journey to overcome abuse is revealed in a series of letters she writes to God and through her correspondence with her sister, Nettie.

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