For instance, Celie stated in a despondent tone that whenever she had been forced to enter into sexual intercourse, she would apathetically yield, allowing either her Pa or Mr. By illustrating the destruction of the Olinka as partially being their own fault, Walker takes some pressure off of the tendency to blame bad situations on anything but the people at hand. Nothing up North for nobody like you. New York: Random House, 1997. Not until her husband's previous lover, Shug Avery, comes around, do you catch the true Celie and not just a hardworking housewife who gets beatings. Second, remember that strong literary essays make contrary and surprising arguments.
The antagonist is usually another character but may also be a non-human force. Since Celie lacks the ability to vent her frustration through anger, it becomes even more important that she gain the ability to come to terms with the god that dictates and influences the actions of her daily life. A woman was expected to be a wife, a mother, a cook, a maid, and sexually obedient to men. The trowel is the tool a mason, meaning a bricklayer, would use to build a brick wall. You may ask why, but there are people out there who are afraid to speak up.
Green in poetry is used for representing nature, harmony, freshness, fertility and also ambition, greed and jealousy. No matter what I feel. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1992. But she can work like a man. Only after Nettie returns home to Celie, an audience guaranteed to listen, does she feel fulfilled and freed.
Her tumultuous adult life is about finding peace and calm in an existence that is constantly threatened by the abusive husband Albert, while also navigating the emotional confusion cause by her sexual attraction toward Shug. Here, Walker demonstrates the futility of boiling problems down to racial lines. With the encouragement of Shug and Sofia, Celie was able to shun the submissive lifestyle that she and Harpo once lived. Trace Choose an image—for example, birds, knives, or eyes—and trace that image throughout. Both characteristics coincide bringing forth friendship and change.
I say to myself, Celie, you a tree. The Color Purple is an epistolary novel written by Alice Walker. By incorporating the literary techniques of tone, symbolism, and juxtaposition into her novel, Alice Walker was able to develop Celie's character, emphasizing her progression from subservience to independence. In the Macbeth example above, think about the different contexts in which knives appear in the play and to what effect. Alice Walker wrote The Color Purple during a period of important literary production among the African-American community. Purple is created by combining a strong warm with a strong cool color.
Alice Walker vividly explains the difficult, yet realistic, life of blacks in their communities. Anything We Love Can Be Saved. Often, authors employ the language device of symbolism to develop certain concepts within their characters. Then I picked up this book. Asides are quite common in Shakespeare's plays. Some plays follow a traditional three-or five-act structure, while others are a series of loosely connected scenes. As a form of patriarchal silencing any woman who deviated from these expectations was often a victim of physical, emotional, and social beatings.
Critical Essays on Alice Walker. After Celie reaches peace over betraying Sofia, Shug Avery comes to town. Celie is still in conflict over worshipping a god that seems not to care about her. The appearance of symbolism in The Color Purple is not as glaring to the readers' eye as one may think. As for her, Celie, she just survives during her life, and takes what is handed to her. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1988. There are numerous works of literature that recount a story- a story from which inspiration flourishes, providing a source of liberating motivation to its audience, or a story that simply aspires to touch the hearts and souls of all of those who read it.
Even though Celie is not ready to leave behind such constraining notions of God behind, she finds some measure of fulfillment in talking to and coming to a measure of understanding with Sofia. In first-person point of view, the narrator involves him or herself in the story. There are as many different, valid ways of reading a book as there are books in the world. When Kate takes Celie shopping for a new dress, the only color options are drab ones—brown, maroon, and dark blue. After Celie begins to experience a spiritual, emotional, and sexual awakening as a result of this bond, her letters reflect her newfound emotional capacity. Montresor produces a trowel instead. She believed God was the only person who was there for her.
Nettie grows disillusioned with her missionary work because the imperialists will not listen to her and because the Olinka villagers are stubborn. The color purple represents royalty and nobility, which can be use to describe the personality of Celie and Nettie and their value of life. In her book Anything We Love Can Be Saved Walker expands on some of the ideas underlying the theology presented within the structure of The Color Purple. The one color contain two completely opposite colors which represent price of royalty and nobility. Internal Rhyme: repeats sounds within lines. But the fact remains that the extent of abuse suffered by Celie is not only shocking but also touches the limits of individual tolerance. A conclusion should open up your highly specific, focused discussion, but it should do so without drawing a sweeping lesson about life or human nature.