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What would it be like to live in a world where you don’t have any say in what goes on in your own life? While The Color Purple doesn’t ask think question directly it really causes its viewers to begin to wonder what it would have been like to live in the world that Alice Walker creates with her novel. In this story the main character is Celie. She is a black woman who never has had a choice in her life. From a young age her father abused her and then sent her off to marry a man who he did not know at all. Her father also got her pregnant two times and both times her forced her to give away her children. Mister was just as abusive as her father had been to her and she was still never given a ...view middle of the document...

Shug is a woman who everyone is attracted to. She is beautiful, she can sing, and she is just a naturally happy person that is easy to talk to. When she first meets Celie she tells her that she is ugly and Celie is immediately taken aback. This changes to fear when she sees how Mister reacts to Shug, he is almost scared of her. This causes Celie to be afraid of her, but after awhile they grow comfortable around one another and they start to become friends. One of the weirdest scenes in this movie is when they kiss each other. I do not kiss my friends and it was just so odd that they were kissing and Celie was so happy about it. This scene is one of my favorites because it is the point when Celie begins to get some confidence. Shug shows her that it is okay to show her smile and it is really a big thing for Celie. She has had such a hard strange life with not much to smile about and Shug helps her to know that smiling is okay. She is also showing her that confidence is a thing that she will need in life to get by. This also comes in later when Celie stands up to Mister. This is my favorite scene because it is the beginning for a change in Celie.
The last time Sofia stands up for herself in this novel is my favorite scene because it shows how powerful she was and even though it ends bad, Alice Walker teaches people something by it. During one scene in the movie Sofia and her family are getting gas. While she is getting gas there is a white couple standing by them and the wife is admiring Sofia’s children as if they are for sale. She keeps grabbing them and commenting on their appearance. After a little while of this she asks Sofia if she wants to be her maid. To this Sofia replies “Hell No!” This cause the white woman to gasp and her husband grabs Sofia. Sofia then punches the man in the face because that is how she solves all of her problems. This time, however, a cop comes and puts Sofia in jail. She is hit on the head and drug away from her children who had no idea what was going on and didn’t know that they wouldn’t see their mother again for a very long time. She then spends many years actually being this woman’s maid. After watching this many people wonder why she didn’t just politely say no. But this was just not in Sofia’s nature. The woman who had offered her a job wasn’t really offering a job. This is also why I think that hell no was a very appropriate response. The only part of the response to me that wasn’t smart was the punching because it was that in the end that caused her to have to be separated from her children. I think that this novel also tries to teach people to be able to control their anger no matter what because when you let it get the best of you r whole life...

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