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The Color Purple

Alice Walker

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SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Color Purple.” SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. 2003. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

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SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Color Purple.” SparkNotes LLC. 2003. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/purple/ (accessed December 12, 2014).

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SparkNotes Editors. (2003). SparkNote on The Color Purple. Retrieved December 12, 2014, from http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/purple/

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“Their conversation is awkward, especially when she mentions Wickham, a subject Darcy clearly wishes to avoid” (SparkNotes Editors).

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“Their conversation is awkward, especially when she mentions Wickham, a subject Darcy clearly wishes to avoid” (SparkNotes Editors, 2003).

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1 SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Color Purple.” SparkNotes LLC. 2003. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/purple/ (accessed December 12, 2014).


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Celie's Abuse

by sprinze, April 16, 2014

I think it's important to specify that her abuse was psychological, emotional, physical, and sexual. Rape is one of the most traumatic crimes committed and I'm certain it contributed to her sense of powerlessness and low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness and her revulsion towards sex. Both her husband and her father raped her repeatedly. It's important.

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Shug and Celie

by sprinze, April 16, 2014

There's no note of sexuality here, which is also important. Celie was raped repeatedly by Mr., her husband, and her step-father. She grew numb to it, which can happen with repeated abuse especially when it happens so often. The only sex she ever enjoyed was the completely consensual and compassionate time she shared with Shug. That makes Celie possibly gay/lesbian/bisexual/queer, or even asexual because she wasn't actually concerned about the act but more the emotional attachment and connection with Shug. Without any other positive sexual ex... Read more

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