Self-identity in The Color Purple Name Course Institution Professor Date Self-identity in The Color Purple In most of the African American texts the blacks seem to be struggling with their lives and trying to achieve both self and identity. Some of the texts used to show the struggle of the black Americans explain issues related to Patriarchal Dominance Rape Colonial notions and Western Religion which all aim at portraying the white supremacy. The Color Purple by Alice Walker focuses on some of the challenges faced by the African Americans as they struggle to become fully accepted in America (Ross 2018). The process of seeking for self-knowledge as well as self- identity is not easy to any person in the world. in this case the origin of the black Americans shows that they were owned by their masters thus treated as mules working on the various plantations while some received and identify one's self and self-identity (Quashie 2001). However there is the need to create the right relationships with people and not expecting much from the people in the society. For instance Celie did not expect that her stepfather would sexually abuse her and that the white God would fail to hear her prayers through the letters. However after identifying herself with others who she could openly talk to she realized that she could stand on her own regardless of the challenges faced and became the person she wanted in future. Finally Celie achieves self-identity. References Fiske S. ( 2008). Piecing the patchwork self: A reading of Walker’s The Color Purple Quashie K. ( 2001). The other dancer as self: Girlfriend selfhood in Toni Morrison’s Sula and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple Ross D. (2018). Celie in the looking glass: The desire for self hood in The Color Purple [...]
Students will write a 5 page essay on The Color Purple and include two scholarly, secondary sources in their essay. Essays should have an introduction with a clear thesis, several supporting paragraphs including direct quotes from the primary source (The Color Purple) and also direct quotes from the two secondary sources (the scholarly articles).