Trace Celie’s character development in The Color Purple. Which part of her story had the most relevance for you? Explain.
Purple, a color of pride, a color of love, a color of triumph. Purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color. Alice Walker's “The Color Purple” astonishingly displays society's alienation of the African-American woman, Celie, a homely woman, lived a life of penetrating violence through emotionally and spiritually turbulent episodes. This book shows how she changed into a miraculous woman who stood up for what she believed in. The book exhibits the clashing of colors, and the uniting of people.
Celie has many misconceptions of herself and her world. Due to her upbringing of pain and mistreatment, and her ignorance of a better world, Celie's image of herself and her own potential is very different from reality. The Color Purple, above all else, is the story of Celie's growth and self-discovery, which she achieved through her own commitment to herself and through the help of Nettie and Shug.
Symbolism is one of the major elements in "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker. The woman's search for something she has never experienced is the symbolization of the mankind's search for love and happiness. The purple color itself symbolizes love in the story. When Celie is shopping for the first time in her life for new clothes, she wants to get something purple which she can not find.
Celie saw herself as ugly and stupid because she was told this by her father and later on by her husband. An accurate depiction was made of how Celie's stepfather mistreated her. Her stepfather took away the children Celie had from him. In her heart she yearned to find them even years later. Celie's stepfather kept degrading her after her mother’s death. In her young life, the only person who took the time to care for and encourage Celie was her younger sister Nettie. She took time...