America. This ebo from the. Alice Walker. PDF. Fantastic Fic. Books, General Ficti "The Color Purple is an American novel of permanent importance. THE COLOR PURPLE ALICE WALKER PUBLISHED BY POCKET BOOKS NEW YORK i POCKET BOOKS, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. PDF | This research is about black feminism that the famous Alice Walker coined Womanism. The research is well documented exploring.
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Title of document: Feminism in Late 20th Century American Literature: Black Feminism in Alice Walker's The Color Purple. Name of course: Bachelor Thesis. The Color Purple - flliee Walker r TL Pulitzer Prize Winner Ik F TL Authors: Alice Walker Formats: PDF Ids: Fantastic Fiction, Barnes & Noble, Goodteacls,Skoob. Alice Walker's third novel, The Color Purple, won both the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award for Fiction. Written in an epistolary form, it is.
Within the black community in the early 20th century, woman was seen as ideal woman when she was successful in taking care of the house and the children. They believed that the role of a good woman was to stay at home and to take care of the house.
When Mr. As stated by one of Mr.
When a woman marry she spose to keep a decent house and a clean family. And you right about Celie, here. Good housekeeper, good with children, good cook. Walker, , p. Annie Julia Mr. They also mentioned that she could not take care of the house or the children: …. One thing is for sure. You keep a clean house. It not nice to speak ill of the dead, one say, but the truth never can be ill.
They hungry. They too nasty too touch. As stated in: Mr. He say. And she clean.
And God done fixed her. But she can work like a man. Celie was a better wife option compared to her little sister, since she can do all household chores as well as field works. Woman subordination was presented through Celie and her blind obedience to her husband; that she did everything her husband told her to do, and never in the position to talk back to him.
The obedience of most black women in black society was unexpectedly the result of their action to call off the bad labeling of site or matriarchs attached to them. Black matriarchy was one of the reasons why black men were trying to put black women under their control.
This was done by coercion; in some families, spanking or hitting was a way to discipline family member to show who was in charge in the house. In this novel, the fact that black men had the highest power in a patriarchal family was clearly seen.
This was mostly seen through Mr. Celie said to Harpo that: Harpo ast his daddy why he beat me. Plus, she stubborn.
He just tuck his chin over the paper like he do. Remind me of Pa. Harpo ast me, How come you stubborn?
Nobody ast that. Although Harpo did not yet exhibit this attitude, he was encouraged by Mr. You ever hit her? Harpo look down at his hands.
Naw suh, he say low, embarrass. Well how you spect to make her mind? Wives is like children. Nothing can do that better than a good sound beating. By following true womanhood values, black women expected that they would get the same respective position in the American community, which was the main goal of the Black Madonna movement.
According to the Black Madonna movement, the relapse of black woman to their traditional sphere at home was one of the ways to uplift the image of black woman. Most of black women in the early 20th century had similar thoughts about womanhood. Women weaker, he say. People think they weaker, say they weaker, anyhow. Women spose to take it easy. Cry if you want to. There were two exact genders in the black community, woman and man, and as stated by Mr.
When they tried to classify them, Shug and Sofia fell in neither group, as stated in; Shug act more manly than most men. I mean she upright, honest. Speak her mind and the devil take the hindmost, he say.
You know Shug will fight, he say. Just like Sofia. She bound to live her life and be herself no matter what. But Harpo not like this, I tell him. You not like this.
What Shug got is womanly it seem like to me. Specially since she and Sofia the ones got it. Sofia and Shug not like men, he say, but they not like women either.
You mean they not like you or me. They hold they own, he say. If they were placed among the black people, they would not fit in. This showed that even among her people, Sofia—and probably Shug—was seen as unfit with other normal black people. Following the codes of true womanhood, if compared to Shug who was a complete opposition of respectable black woman, Sofia still fit the image of respectable woman. Good to the children and good looking. Godfearing and clean. However, she was considered as not good and unfitting to the image of ideal woman for she was not passive and submissive towards black men.
Never do what I say. If she talking when Harpo and Mr. In The Color Purple, Shug might be best fitted the image of modern woman or the new version of womanhood. She was an independent woman and she was able of doing anything she wanted. Shug Avery was less-passive and she obviously did not follow the rule of passive black women. Upon meeting, Shug greeted Sofia by giving manly comments. According to Celie, woman should talk about womanly topic, like fashion, hair or children.
As stated by Celie in the following: Shug come over and she and Sofia hug. His face begin to look like a woman face. The last character to have her personality revealed by imagery is Shug Avery. But her mouth just packed with claws. Plot is used by the author to reveal to the reader the theme by placing the characters, especially Celie, in difficult situations in order to reveal the content of the character. Her mammy say She told her so.
Her pappy, Tramp. And, Celie, our church, our school, my hut, all went down in a matter of hours. I put my arm around him. Then us touch each other. You make it sound like he going to the toilet on you. That what it feel like, I say. Characterization is the tool used most by Alice Walker to reveal the theme to the reader. Celie starts out as an innocent semi-religious girl until she is raped 1 , and then her world goes spinning in-and-out of difficult situations for instance: her children are taken from her ; she is forced to marry an abusive husband and put up with his horrible children 12 ; the only woman that loved her other than her sister Shug married another man ; then when she and Shug are alone again, Shug leaves her for another man ; yet even in the midst of all these struggles Celie finds a way to find hope.
And then I figure this the lesson I was suppose to learn. Personally this novel reached into my innermost fiber and made me realize so much about my own dependence on others. For my entire life I have been dependent on what others think of me.