This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

(An Analysis Of My Three Favorite Scenes From The Color Purple)

748 words - 3 pages

Purple Places

(An Analysis of my Three Favorite Scenes from The Color Purple)

Alice Walker once said :“I'm poor, I'm black, I may be ugly and can't cook, a voice say to everything listening. But I'm here.” The film adaptation of Color Purple has a renown name for being one of the most thought provoking films of the twentieth century. Steven Spielberg, produce of The Color Purple, creates passionate and emotional scenes throughout his feature film.

A favorite scene of mine from The Color Purple is when Celie first meets Mr.___’s father. In the film the audience comes to realize what Mr.___ had to grow up with. A person’s upbringing usually reflects a great deal of what the child portrays in his own life. From this scene one can gather that Mr.___ acts the way he does because he had a rough childhood and was taught to submit himself to his patriarchs, which is most likely where he learned to make sure he is dominant over the women in his life. I was literally on the edge of my seat as I watched Celie fill up his glass of water and spit. Spielberg makes this scene quite cinematic when the audience is waiting for the father to take his first sip. I love that he keeps teasing the audience by directing for distractions to keep him from his beverage. Then he breaks the tension by slurping down the water to its last drop, while Celie tries to conceal her giggling. The best part about this scene is that Celie probably wouldn't have gotten in trouble by Mr.___, since he was feeling very offended by his own father.

One of the most heartwarming scenes from Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece is Shug Avery’s dedication to Celie in her singing performance. When Shug first turns to Celie in her performance to announce the dedication of her song, I wasn't quite sure if this performance was going to be one of positive emotions. This scene could have easily been used to embarrass Celie in front of a large group of people for Shug to further show dominance of Celie and send the message that...

Find Another Essay On (An Analysis of my Three Favorite Scenes from The Color Purple)

Literary Analysis: The Color Purple

1468 words - 6 pages not gain equal rights until the 1960s. In her renowned book The Color Purple, Alice Walker narrates the journey of an African American woman, Celie Johnson (Harris), who experiences racism, sexism, and enduring hardships throughout the course of her life; nonetheless, through the help of friends and family, she is able to overcome her obstacles and grow into a stronger, more self-assured individual. While there are numerous themes transpiring

Women of The Color Purple Essay

1039 words - 4 pages In the novel, The Color Purple, there are three main characters who demonstrate meaningful traits of women. Celie, the main character, is the most important of the three. She is influenced by other characters in the novel and is inspired to let herself seek their virtues. Celie's two friends, Shug and Sofia, are both strong women who teach Celie how to achieve the happiness she desires.      Sofia is a woman with

An Analysis of Love Countering Molestation in Walker’s The Color Purple and Angelou’s I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

2456 words - 10 pages mostly from their family. The novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker entails letters written to God from Celie of her life and struggles from a little below the age of 14 into adulthood. On the other hand the novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is an autobiography of her and her brother's life from a very young age and the struggles she faced to her late teenage years trying to fully understand who she is. Both novels have a main

It is the most Wonderful Time of the Year (An analysis of three favorite texts of the semester)

672 words - 3 pages As the year comes to a close along with my second to last semester of high school goes with it, I reflect to the past year and think about all that has happened. Not only do the memories of my last homecoming, winning the spirit stick (twice in a row) football game, or dance flood into my mind, but the one thing that comes first into my head is my three favorite texts read from Dr. McGee’s English class. From the fall to now, we have gone

Film: "The Color Purple" - Sociological Analysis

702 words - 3 pages "The Color Purple" is a very powerful film that tells the story of Celie, a poor black woman living in the old south. The film begins at her childhood and follows her up to old age. She was raped and abused by her father as a young woman and was sent to marry and equally abusive man, Albert. The various people in Celie's household may seem strange in their actions to an outsider. However, if one examines the actions of the characters, their

My Three Favorite Texts

902 words - 4 pages what might happen if you speak your mind. Beowulf is my most favorite text out of all three because it mostly relates to wrestling because if you get told that you are the best, there is someone out there that will beat you even if you work your butt off everyday. What happened to MacBeth you see in every sport especially in the NFL, I saw it last Thursday when the Broncos got stomped by the Chargers, the Broncos got it in their head that they

Write an analysis of specific scenes in a film or films (at least one scene, no more than three) applying the concepts and terms of one chapter from Understanding Film Theory

629 words - 3 pages Essay #3: Film Analysis and Argumentative Writing12/2 Draft Due 12/8 Final Essay DueAssignment: Write an analysis of specific scenes in a film or films (at least one scene, no more than three) applying the concepts and terms of one chapter from Understanding Film Theory. The chosen scene(s) must be viewable by the professor via the internet or DVD you provide. You can relate the scene you choose to the rest of the film, but the analysis must

Book Review of "The Color Purple"

613 words - 2 pages THE COLOR PURPLE, by Alice WalkerThe Color Purple, by Alice Walker, is a very intense book to read. By intense, I mean it is a book touching very difficult and hard aspects of life of a poor, black oppressed woman in the early twentieth century. Walker does social criticism in her novel, mostly criticizing the way black women were treated in the early twentieth century. Walker uses the life experiences of Celie to illustrate her social

Literary Elements of The Color Purple

1178 words - 5 pages particular nourishes Celie and helps her finally know and express not just how she has felt and feels now, but who she is and wants to be. With no symbolism, one cannot understand the title, or it may not have been named The Color Purple in the first place. An absence of tone would leave the story naked of a purpose or attitude. It seemed like throughout all the trouble Celie went through, a proving success came. She had started the sewing

Themes of the color purple by

1011 words - 4 pages family, to becoming a self-confident, happy, independent, and strong woman. Through her strife we not only perceive her inner world, but everything around her, all gathered by her intuitive sense. The Color Purple is a story with various meanings, but most of all it is all that comes from the strength and endurance of love.

The Character of Celie inThe Color Purple

864 words - 3 pages While other women may complain to their friends about frivolous, day-to-day worries about spoiled milk or misbehaving children, Celie, the main character in the film The Color Purple, deals with extremely serious psychological issues all alone. Not only does she have to suffer through a relationship with Albert, an abusive and alcoholic husband, she also has to face the cold prospect of isolation from the black community. Members of the

Similar Essays

The Analysis Of My Three Favorite Scenes From "The Color Purple"

810 words - 3 pages As an avid viewer of the modern day films I find that I am qualified to dictate whether or not a movie gets five stars or no stars. Because of my devoted attention to movies I think it is safe for me to say that “The Color Purple” deserves five stars. “ “The Color Purple” is about an African America woman going through many trials in her life, such as rape, and abusive “husband”, and being separated from the ones she loves. I believe that it is

An Evaluation Of The Three Most Prominent Scenes In The Film The Color Purple

1210 words - 5 pages In in 1985, Stephen Spielberg directed a film adaptation of the Alice Walker’s award winning novel, The Color Purple. The story follows young black woman by the name of Celie throughout the duration of her life. It follows her through the births of her two children, both of which were taken from her. 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

An Analysis Of Three Key Poisoning Scenes

1899 words - 8 pages as a Maguffin to trigger the audience’s curiosity to seek the answer of the film. Alicia Huberman (Ingrid Bergman) is an American agent. An assignment requires her to spy on the activity of a Nazi organization, so she marries to Alex Sebastian (Claude Rains), the leader of the organization, in order to get information from the Nazis. Shortly afterwards, Alicia and the other agent T.R Devlin (Cary Grant) found out the Nazis are developing a

Literary Analysis Of The Color Purple

770 words - 4 pages The Color Purple is an epistolary novel written by Alice Walker. This novel displays the growth and development of an average African-American woman. This novel demonstrates the everyday hardships that were placed on blacks, and how they battled to overcome them. It is a very controversial novel, and touches on a variety of sensitive topics, from spousal abuse, incest, to even lesbianism. Alice Walker vividly explains the difficult, yet