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A powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia. Separated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in each other across time, distance and silence. Through a series of letters spanning twenty years, first from Celie to God, then the sisters to each other despite the unknown, the novel draws readers into its rich and memorable portrayals of Celie, Nettie, Shug Avery and Sofia and their experience. The Color Purple broke the silence around domestic and sexual abuse, narrating the lives of women through their pain and struggle, companionship and growth, resilience and bravery. She is also the author of three collections of short stories, three collections… More about Alice Walker. In writing us into the world—bravely, unapologetically, and honestly—Alice Walker has given us a gift we will never be able to repay. One of the great books of our time.
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Taking place mostly in rural Georgia , the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the Southern United States in the s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture. The novel has been the frequent target of censors and appears on the American Library Association list of the Most Frequently Challenged Books of — at number seventeen because of the sometimes explicit content, particularly in terms of violence. Celie is a poor, uneducated year-old girl living in the Southern United States in the early s. She writes letters to God because her father, Alphonso, beats and rapes her. Alphonso has already impregnated Celie once, which resulted in the birth of a boy named Adam, whom Alphonso abducted.
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The free The Color Purple notes include comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. These free notes consist of about 68 pages 20, words and contain the following sections:. The book opens as young Celie address God with her fears about the future. She is raped numerous times by who she believes to be her father, sees her mother beaten, and fears for her sister Nettie's life.
She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a. The letters, spanning 20 years, record a journey. Avery, her husband's mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson's wife, Sophia,.