Although a womanist and feminist are similar, the two terms are not exactly the same. How very different from the home life of our own dear Steve. The Color Purple tells the complex tale African American women, their brutal living conditions, everyday abuse, and their instinct to survive.
As if to accelerate the merry-go-round of misery that is her life, Celie is separated from her beloved sister Nettie Akosua Busia and must also endure the knowledge that her two children sired by who else but her own father were sold at birth to a local reverend.
Alice has written many novels, but I have focused on The Color Purple for this assignment. These two women had many similarities, but their few differences lifted them into different levels of society.
She also has to figure out a way she can release her past in search of the true meaning of love. It is expressed through self-discovery and growth, and race relations and racial identity that impact womanhood greatly.
I am analyzing these three books because there is a theme of brokenness. The Color Purple is a novel structured through a series of letters.
Soon she meets a woman named Shug, who makes her realize that there is more to life than she really thinks. It continues on as she loses what little family she had considered herself possessing, and it watches as she tries her best to gain the support of those around her in order to build that family back up once again