The Color Purple Essay | Female Empowerment in "The Color Purple"

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Female Empowerment in "The Color Purple"

Summary: The gender and racial discrimination against black women in the post-World War I South is examined in the Alice Walker novel "The Color Purple. The main character, Celie, comes to realize the injustices her race and gender have experienced as you lives her life.
Alice Walker's use of characterization in her novel The Color Purple depicts her main theme of female empowerment and the importance of maintaining an assertive voice. The tyrannical male characters, the victimized female characters, and the development of the protagonist, Celie, express Walker's firm views of female independence in a male dominated society. Her feminist views have been influenced by her experiences with discrimination as an African-American woman as well as her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. These experiences serve as an inspiration for developing the character Celie, a young black woman discovering her own sense of self while battling a male dependent environment. The progression of civil rights for black women that existed throughout the twentieth century mirrors the development Celie makes from a verbally debilitated girl to an adamant young woman. The expression of racism and sexism that evidenced itself during...

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