Eventually, the missionaries are unable to save the Olinka tribe, whose land has been taken by developers. And this point is important: Celie then turns her attention to protecting her sister, Nettie, from her father's sexual advances.
That confidence soon turns to fury—over her rapes, her beatings, and the love and affection the men in her life have kept from her. Nettie becomes disillusioned with her missionary experience, as she finds the Africans self-centered and obstinate.
Walker uses first-person narration, that is, the action of the novel is written through the eyes of the character Celie. Shug helps Celie discover the letters from her sister Nettie that Mister had been hiding for decades.
While in Africa, Nettie becomes the caregiver of Samuel and Corrine's children and faithfully writes to Celie for decades. Eventually the entire family, including Nettie, is sent to Africa for work as missionaries.
The show is now on tour across North America. Frustrated by Harpo's domineering behavior, Sofia moves out, taking her children with her.
That confidence soon turns to fury—over her rapes, her beatings, and the love and affection the men in her life have kept from her. Critical reception[ edit ] The Color Purple won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction inmaking Walker the first black woman to win the prize.
Sofia returns for a visit and promptly gets into a fight with Harpo's new girlfriend, Squeak, knocking Squeak's teeth out. The two women create a "Sister's Choice" quilt together—the symbolism of quilts permeates much of the novel. Celie starts writing letters to God because her father, Alphonso, beats and rapes her.
Meanwhile, Nettie and Samuel marry and prepare to return to America. She feels that what happened to her is so terrible that she can only talk about it to someone she feels loves her. The strength of these women, and their caring for one another, offer opportunities for all three of them to continue growing — despite the racist, sexist world they live in.
Corrine, noticing that her adopted children resemble Nettie, wonders if Samuel fathered the children with her. They respect one another. Nettie marries Samuel after Corrine's death and moves back to America with what are revealed to be Celie's biological children.
Once was published four years later by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. As a result, Nettie leaves home and before leaving, promises to write to Celie and tells her that only death can keep them apart.
Alphonso has already impregnated Celie once, a pregnancy that resulted in the birth of a boy she named Adam.
In town one day, while Sofia is enjoying a day out with her new boyfriend, a prizefighter, and their respective children, she gets into a physical fight with the mayor after his wife, Miss Millie, insults Sofia and her children.
Through Shug's seductive influence, Albert begins to treat Celie better. Celie becomes fixated on Shug Avery, a glamorous blues singer who is her husband's mistress. So many bad things have happened to Celie that she lacks self esteem and confidence. Nettie chronicles her adventures in Africa by writing letters to Celie twice a year.
Book Summary Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List Alice Walker's The Color Purple weaves an intricate mosaic of women joined by their love for each other. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker, is a very intense book to read. By intense, it is a book touching very difficult and hard aspects of life of a poor, black oppressed woman in the early twentieth century.
Alice Walker PDF Fantastic Fic Books The Color Purple is the story of two sisters—one a missionary to Africa and the other a child wife living in the South—who remain loyal to one another across time, distance, and silence.
Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic of. The Color Purple won the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in Alice Walker’s novel is unique in its preoccupation with spiritual survival and with exploring the.
The Color Purple, then, is a story about growth, endurance, loyalty, solidarity, and joy — all nurtured by the strength of love.