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Essay | The Creation of Women's Identities in the Color Purple by Alice Walker

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The Creation of Women's Identities in the Color Purple by Alice Walker

Summary: Examines the creation of women's identities in The Color Purple by Alice Walker. If we read The Color Purple with 'gender on the agenda' as required we can identify how the form contributes to the impact of the narrative.
If we read The Color Purple with 'gender on the agenda' as required we can identify how the form contributes to the impact of the narrative. The Color Purple is a story that unfolds through the writing and exchange of letters. Opening with the line 'You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy.' A warning issued by the abusive 'father' (later and importantly discovered to be step-father) of the central character Celie who indeed pours out her secret to God and later to her sister Nettie about her life and her pain.

It is this epistolary form of storytelling that allows the characters introduced to the reader by the character of Celie to reveal themselves their roles and their culture in an authentic sounding way. Celie, writes as she speaks, in a colloquial...

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