Analytical Essay On The Color Purple

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Alice Walker’s The Color Purple shows the significant struggle of the main character, Celie, as she fights through the terrible persecution and hatred of the 1910’s to 1940’s. Her story is a difficult one, and one that makes The Color Purple a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, and a Major Motion Picture. Celie mostly tells her story by letters she writes to God, and her sister Nettie. In the first set of letters to God, Celie tells the horrible story of her rape by her own father, named Alfonso. Celie then has children as a result, making her father pull her out of school and quickly put the children up for adoption. The children are then taken in by a reverend who lives in the town. Nettie begs Alfonso to let Celie go to school, but Alfonso refuses, saying Celie is too dumb for school. Over the past couple of days, a man named Mr.____, or Albert, has been courting Nettie, and finally asks Alfonso to marry her. Alfonso refuses, saying she is too young, and needs to finish up her schooling. He offers Celie…show more content…
Nettie and her missionary group eventually meet the Olinka, a native African tribe living near the forest, and around their God, the roofleaf plant. The Olinka tribe worship the roofleaf plant and will only use this plant as the material for their houses’ roofs. Onc unfortunate event that occurs is when the Natives mistake Nettie as a second wife of Samuel. This makes Corrine, Samuel’s wife, very jealous and angry at Nettie. Corrine also begins mistreating Nettie and not letting her meet with Samuel in private, or borrow her clothes. Corrine suddenly comes down with a fever and eventually becomes so sick that she dies. Right before her death, she finally learns the truth about the children, they are adopted, and are not Nettie and Samuel’s children. Corrine then passes away peacefully. Soon after Corrine’s death and a trip to England, Nettie and Samuel

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