The Color Purple is an attention grabbing novel from the get go. The novel is written through the eyes of Celie, a young black woman in America, she tells her stories through a series of letters, to God in the early part of the novel and to her younger sister Nettie in the latter part of this novel. This is an excellent novel and was noted in winning the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. As a result of The Color Purple being written from a first person perspective a personal bond is created with the
The Color Purple film, directed by Steven Spielberg, who adapted it from Alice Walker, stars Celie Harris Johnson, who ever since she was a fourteen year old girl, she has had to endure rape, sexism, loss of her children, tyrannical husband, domestic violence, loss of her sister, and demoralization of her friend, Sofia, who lost her freedom to the law. The movie centers around the early 20th century, and at that time racism was very common, even among African-Americans. Celie suffered from mistreatment
Lyrical Voice By: Lakella L. Taylor And Frankie Fipps Joy in the Midst of my Pain By: Lakella L. Taylor God give me the strength I need to go on My heart is wailing, sorrowful My soul lies driven in by the tide of despair. Lord lift up my heart; lift up my soul, save me From my affliction and pain. For great is my love for thee. For thy art my joy in the midst of my pain.