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

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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 safe to say that this story has a lot more tragedy in it than up-lifting. Because of the balance of the movie I think that the happy times stand out a lot more than the tragic moments. Those moments happen to be my favorite, those three being when Celie spits in Mr.’s (Albert’s) father’s water, when Celie stands up for herself, and when Celie gets her family’s house back.
Celie’s first form of rebellion, and one of my favorite scenes, is when she spits in her “husband’s” father’s water. Celie has a temperament of a cucumber, she doesn’t say much, she doesn’t protest to anything, and even her movements are less than that of a toad in the mud, especially after Netti is thrown out on her but by Mr. This is why it is a surprise to see her spit in the water glass of the man that raised her devil of a husband. Both Albert and his father see woman as either a slave or an object, however it seems that the father is even worse because he treats both Celie and Albert with disdain ultimately rearing Celie’s rebellion in a cup. This scene is one of my favorites because it is the first time you truly see Celie get really mad about anything. It was nice to see that she was capable of fighting for herself for once. There is not a true quote that Celie says but there is a part that makes you laugh because he begins drinking it while Mr. talks.
The second favorite scene, to me, would have to be when Celie stands up for herself and tells Albert that she is leaving him. For the duration of the movie the viewer desperately wishes for Celie to get out of Mr.’s grasp. You see so many different opportunities for her to just get up and walk out, and yet she never does, she just sits...

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