Feminism in The Color Purple By Alice Walker


  • Ms. Santhana Bala Divya.E, II M.A English, Sri Sarada College for Women, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli,Tamil Nadu,India.


Intellectual, interpretation, Feministic theory, artistic, inequality


 Literature includes any type of writing on any subject. It means the body of artistic writing of a period that are characterized by beauty expression and formed by university of intellectual and emotional appeal. Feminist theory is the extension of feminism into theoretical, fictional or philosophical discourse. It aims to understand the nature of gender inequality. It examines the female’s and male’s interest, emotional and their social responsibility in their own aspects. Alice Walker was an African American novelist and poet famous for her novel “The Colour Purple” in 1982. She was also an activist on women’s Rights and Civil Right activist. Alice Walker was born to sharecroppers parents at Georgia, in1944. She is also best known for her novel The Colour Purple which won the 1983 Pulitzer prize for fiction. This novel “The Colour Purple” set during early 1900’s which explores the African American experience. Celine,was the protoganist of the novel “The Colour Purple”.Celine was suffered by a lot by her family. She was born in a poor family and had no support. She was left alone and lead a rectless life. Celine was abused by her own father Alphonsa. She was helpless to express the truth. Her father himself abused her daughter for many times and she got pregnant twice or thrice. Celie’s father threatened her that she better not tell anybody, about his abuse of her. Celie as a young girl feels that the only way to preserve her is to be silent and invisible. Celie was considered to be an object and she was abused many times. She had no power to assert herself through words. Her letter to God begins with her outlet. She found herself to raise her own voice, her sufferings and her emotions to God. Celie created her own narrative, a new interpretation forced upon her. Celie’s forceful assertion this profound power, and her cursing of Mr. Albert and her father for their continuous abuse, is the end of the novel.


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Author Biography

Ms. Santhana Bala Divya.E,, II M.A English, Sri Sarada College for Women, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli,Tamil Nadu,India.






How to Cite

Divya.E, M. S. B. (2018). Feminism in The Color Purple By Alice Walker. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 6(12), 7. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/5685