The Color Purple
By: Isabel, Destanie, Crystal, and Olyvia
Isabel- I thought it was an okay book. The way the characters talked made it confusing. Overall I wouldn't read the book again 3/5
Crystal- I would give this book a 4/5. I thought it was very interesting and had my attention at the beginning, but towards the end I lost interest. It was also confusing with the dialect.
Olyvia- I give this book a 4/5. This book had a great story line and was very captivating towards the beginning. It became a little more dull towards the end of the book. However overall, was a really good book!
Main Character. Had two kids (Olivia and Adam) with Pa. Forced to marry Albert. Has an affair with Shug.
Celie's sister. Ran away. Lived with Samuel and Corrine and became a missionary. Moved to Africa. Helped raised Olivia and Adam.
Celie's friend/lover. Had relations with Albert. Professional singer. Works at Harpo's.
Mr.___ married Celie but wanted to marry Nettie. He has also, been in love with Shug since he first laid eyes on her.
Married to Harpo. Has 3 kids. Very manly women. Punched Mayor's wife and went to jail.
Albert's son. Goes to Celie for advice. Married Sofia. Has 3 kids. Opens up Harpo's Bar.
Married to Samuel. Wasn't able to have kids so adopted Celie's children (Olivia and Adam). Works as a missionary. Dies in Africa.
Married to Corrine. Works as a minister. Corrine dies then marries Nettie.
Stepfather of Celie and Nettie. Took care of them when Ma died. Rapist. Father of Celie's children. Died of a natural death.
Celie explains how her children were taken away from her and Albert forces Nettie to leave Celie.
Celie stands up for herself against Albert, and then moves in with Shug.
Celie is reunited with Nettie and meets her children, Olivia and Adam, for the first time.
Alice Walker's official website.
Alice walkers biography. Civil rights activist.
Summary of each letter to help clear up what was going on.
Minor and Major themes/ Biography about the author.
Short descriptions of every character that plays a role in the book.
Some historical background to The Color Purple.
Another summary to understand the story briefly.
Another biography about the author.