The Color Purple Essay | Power and Racism in "The Color Purple"

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Power and Racism in "The Color Purple"

Summary: A plot summary of "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker. The novel, set in the post-World War I American South, follows four characters and explores racism and unfair gender roles of women in the male-dominated society of that era.
The setting of The Color Purple by Alice Walker is in Georgia sometime between 1910 and 1940. The four main characters of The Color Purple are Celie, Mr. __, Shug Avery, and Nettie. Celie is the protagonist and narrator of the story. She is a dumb, poor, and ugly black girl, at least according to her stepfather, Alphonso. As a child, she was abused and demoralized, so this novel follows her journey to self-appreciation and finally finding love. Mr.__ is Celie's husband. Mr.__ is very harsh and unsympathetic and hides the letters she was supposed to receive from her sister, Nettie. In a way, he helps Celie with her transformation, for he causes her to feel real anger for the first time. Shug Avery is a key character because she represents women standing up for themselves and fighting for equal rights during that era. Shug serves...

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