Color Purple Essay Character Analysis Ap Literature Essay

600 words - 3 pages

1​ ​Rice
Autumn​ ​Rice
Mrs.​ ​Palinsky
AP​ ​Lit
Color​ ​Purple​ ​Essay:​ ​Celie
Celie​ ​from​ ​​The​ ​Color​ ​Purple​​ ​is​ ​a​ ​round​ ​and​ ​dynamic​ ​character​ ​who​ ​shows​ ​us​ ​her
view/point​ ​of​ ​view​ ​in​ ​life​ ​through​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​letters.​ ​When​ ​we​ ​first​ ​see​ ​her​ ​she​ ​is​ ​quite
inferior,quiet,and​ ​scared.​ ​She​ ​doesn’t​ ​know​ ​how​ ​to​ ​speak​ ​up​ ​for​ ​herself​ ​or​ ​stop​ ​others​ ​from
pushing​ ​her​ ​around.​ ​This​ ​can​ ​be​ ​seen​ ​by​ ​how​ ​her​ ​stepfather,Alphonso,takes​ ​her​ ​out​ ​of​ ​school​ ​and
calls​ ​Celie​ ​all​ ​these​ ​horrible​ ​names​ ​but​ ​she​ ​still​ ​has​ ​nothing​ ​to​ ​say​ ​about​ ​it​ ​except​ ​in​ ​her​ ​letters​ ​to
God.​ ​Alphonso​ ​even​ ​states​ ​himself​ ​how,​ ​“Never​ ​heard​ ​her​ ​say​ ​a​ ​hard​ ​word​ ​to​ ​[any]​ ​one​ ​of​ ​them.
Just​ ​give​ ​‘em​ ​everything​ ​they​ ​ast​ ​for,​ ​is​ ​the​ ​only​ ​problem.”​ ​(pg.11)​ ​We​ ​do​ ​sometimes​ ​see​ ​a​ ​little
fight​ ​inside​ ​of​ ​her,​ ​like​ ​for​ ​example,​ ​the​ ​time​ ​she​ ​spit​ ​in​ ​Old​ ​Mr._’s​ ​drink​ ​when​ ​he​ ​bad​ ​mouthed
Shug.​ ​Overall,​ ​she​ ​is​ ​pretty​ ​pitiful​ ​in​ ​the​ ​way​ ​she​ ​carries​ ​herself,​ ​and​ ​it’s​ ​only​ ​until​ ​she​ ​meets
Shug​ ​that​ ​her​ ​attitude​ ​towards​ ​herself​ ​and​ ​life​ ​changes​ ​completely.​ ​Celie​ ​tends​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​to​ ​others​ ​as
if​ ​they​ ​are​ ​the​ ​boss​ ​of​ ​her​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​them​ ​just​ ​being​ ​like​ ​any​ ​other​ ​human​ ​being.​ ​Besides​ ​this,
her​ ​overall​ ​speech​ ​pattern​ ​is​ ​pretty​ ​slurred​ ​as​ ​she​ ​wasn’t​ ​educated​ ​properly.
Celie​ ​thinks​ ​of​ ​men​ ​as​ ​frogs​ ​and​ ​disgusting​ ​creatures​ ​almost​ ​due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​of​ ​how​ ​the
only​ ​people​ ​that​ ​treated​ ​her​ ​like​ ​crap​ ​was​ ​men.​ ​She​ ​was​ ​raped​ ​and​ ​verbally​ ​abused​ ​by​ ​Alphonso
and​ ​was​ ​physically​ ​beaten​ ​by​ ​Albert.​ ​As​ ​far​ ​as​ ​Celie​ ​is​ ​concerned,​ ​“men​ ​look​ ​like​ ​frogs​ ​to​ ​me.
No​ ​matter​ ​how​ ​you​ ​kiss​ ​‘em,​ ​as​ ​far​ ​as​ ​I’m​ ​concern,​ ​frogs​ ​is​ ​what​ ​they​ ​stay.”​ ​(pg.254).​ ​The​ ​only
people​ ​who​ ​ever​ ​treated​ ​Celie​ ​with​ ​love​ ​and​ ​compassion​ ​was​...

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