The Color Purple is an amazing book and it really gets your attention. “The graphically depicts the violence and sexual subjugation that many black women endured during the 20th century and, as a result, has banned multiple times.” (Walker, 89) .The novelty and the foreign language style of the color purple was something different because of everything that was going on. The main characters in the book are Celie and Mr. Pa the man in general. The story follows an uneducated black woman during thirty years of life, through her suffering and attempts to find love and happiness in life.
The protagonist is Celie although Nettie certainly plays a large role as narrator for part of the novel, through her letters, Celie is the character whose life we follow and who is transformed from a passive, loveless young woman into a passionate woman who stands up for herself.
The Antagonist is Mr. Male characters continually prevent Celie from having a good life. First, Pa rapes her and takes her children away, and then Mr._ treats her like a maid or an animal. And Pa and Mr. _ are not the only terrible men in the story. Shug Avery even sings a song called “ A Good Man Is Hard To Find” at one point. Overall, however, this isn’t an anti-male novel. Pa remains a complete jerk throughout the entire book, but Mr. _ proves that men can grow and change. In then end, Mr. Realizes how terribly he treated Celie and apologizes. Also, Samuel was always a pretty good guy.