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Sexuality and Power in "Woman at Point Zero" and "The Color Purple"

Summary: "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker and the "Woman at Point Zero" by Nawal El Saadawi use women's characters to explore themes of sexuality and power.
In "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker, the tone, at the beginning of the book, is very confessional and uninhibited. Therefore, it illustrates Celie's state of mine as very passive. She does not have the control of her sexuality and is being constantly raped by, either by her stepfather or her husband. Being submitted, she retraces her journey without any emotional core. For example the fact that she says "I'm in the wagon while Mr._ is in the dry good store" highlights the fact that Mr._ has the power upon her and that she is submitted.

However, with the help of Shug Avery she regains confidence and starts to affirm her sexuality and her spirituality. From that moment, the tone changes with use appearing of emotions, for example, when she says " ." The fact that the tone changes to...

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