Alice Walker’s Treatment of Bildungsroman in The Novel “The Color Purple”


  • V. Sahithi Raj



Author, poet, essayist, biographer, and activist, Alice Malsenior Walker is a multi-faceted African-American literary figure. This Pulitzer Prize-winning author has written extensively about racial and gender problems. Her best-known work is The Color Purple (which won her the Pulitzer Prize for fiction). Alice Walker's personal experiences as a representative of African American women authors have influenced her distinct psychological perspective. In her work, she often employs the symbolism that is popular in dark literary works. Presently in domestic academia, there are only a small number of research on the novel's creative features and expression approaches that concentrate only on the novel's symbolic meanings of the colour picture. The book has an overall focus on the construction of language, the execution of voice, the evaluation of sexual orientation, and the redefining of identity of the narrative's female characters, particularly heroine Celie. The Bildungsroman thesis states that a character's environment, experiences, issues, and oppression all contribute to his or her psychological strength. A bildungsroman is a novel that aims to mould the reader's mind and soul via their experiences in the world. She draws inspiration from Alice Walker's The Color Purple.


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Author Biography

V. Sahithi Raj

Research Scholar

Palamuru University

Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India


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How to Cite

Raj, V. S. . (2022). Alice Walker’s Treatment of Bildungsroman in The Novel “The Color Purple”. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 10(8), 51–61.