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The Color Purple by Alice Walker by Mind Map: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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The Color Purple by Alice Walker

1. Important Characters

Alphonso: The step-father which is abusive towards Celie both physically and sexually.

Shug: A singer that falls in love with both Mr._____ and Celie. She help liberate Celie from Mr.______.

Mr._______: The man who marries Celie, but is in love with Shug.

Celie: The protagonist, which is raped by her step-father and has two kids.

Tone

Serious

Overpowering

Themes

Stand up for what you believe in

After living a life of hardships, in the end life is always worth it

Literary Techniques

Diction

Symbolism

In the novel, a black woman named Celie tells her life story consisting of: rape, abuse, submissiveness, weakness/strength, etc. Since she was a younger girl Celie had been sexually abused by her step-father whom she believed was her biological father. She gave birth to two children which were stolen by her Alphonso(step-father) and sold to two missionaries Corrine and Samuel. Celie was then given to marry to Mr._____ whom continues with the beatings such as his son attempted with his wife Sophia (but Sophia was physically stronger and didn't allow it). Mr.____ falls in love with Shug as does Celie, who gets Shug to live with them as "protection" from Mr._____'s abuse. Shug is a free soul who enjoys the company of younger men so on numerous accounts breaks both of their hearts. Shug and Celie have a secret intimate relationship, and Shug is able to solve the mystery of Nettie's (Celie's sister) disappearance which eventually reunites them. In the end, Alphonso dies, Celie is reunited with her sister and children, and Shug finds a new partner.