S: The Color Purple
BC: The End
FC: The Color Purple Written By: Alice Walker Project By: Anisa Sanghrajka
1: "Somethin' purple, maybe little red in it too. But us look an look an no purple. Plenty red but she say, Naw, he won't want to pay for red." - pg.21
2: Family Relations
3: RACISM | "They calls me yellow like yellow be my name, They calls me yellow like yellow be my name, But if yellow is my name why ain't black the same, Well, if I say Hey black girl, Lord, she try to ruin my game." - pg.99
4: Main Characters - Celie: protagonist, narrator, harsh upbringing in the South, tough family relations, writes letters to God, southern diction - Nettie: Celie's sister, abusive relationships, goes to Africa, takes care of kids, involved with Alphonso and Mr., sensitive personality - Shug (Lillie) Avery: attractive woman involved with three characters (Celie, Grady, and Mr.), gives advice to others - Mr: very abusive, possibly the antagonist of the story, Celie's husband, loose relationships with women - Sofia: strong headed woman, in charge, imprisoned, married to Harpo but leaves him - Harpo: Mr's oldest son, falls in love with Squeak - Samuel and Corrine adopted Olivia and Adam - Alphonso: Celie's stepfather, father to Olivia and Adam *There are several other characters that do not greatly advance the plot*
5: Nettie's Alive! | - Celie finally saw Nettie's letters that Mr. had been hiding. - Celie is anxious to see Nettie, Adam, Samuel, Corrine, and Olivia. - The characters are traveling back to Georgia from a village named Olinka. - Celie and Nettie try and "catch up" through more letters.
6: The importance of God in The Color Purple | Dear God... | " I have always been a good girl. Maybe you can give me a sign letting me know what is happening to me." - pg.1 "I will write more when things start looking up. I trust God they will." - pg 171
7: Basic Information: Setting - Georgia and Africa, weather descriptions used to set mood, seasons, difference in sisters' locations Conflict: Abusive relationships, family issues, affairs, and racism issues are probably the most prevalent of the conflicts introduced. The solutions included support from friends and God. Main Plot Points: - The story is conveyed through first person (Celie)journal entries to primarily God. - The majority of the female characters have issues with their families/significant others - Concepts mentioned: cheating, sex, marriage, lying, abuse race issues, responsibilities, wealth, and traveling - Throughout the course of the book, characters change their values and view on life completely which makes for an interesting turn of events. - Relationship portrayed between two sisters across the world from one another. - The characters find themselves reflecting on past experiences. - The book has a happy ending!
8: Connections to The Great Gatsby | - Same time period (Early 20th century) - Written in first person through a narrator (Celie and Nick) - The authors use setting and geography to further the reader's understanding of the book. - Family and friends are a crucial aspect to all the characters, especially the protagonists. - Cheating was very prevalent in both books; Relationship issues - Location (USA) - Mention of the idea of repeating the past - Both books were turned into movies afterwards.
9: Click the link below to watch the movie trailer of The Color Purple: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d83NnlL83mc
24: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.