The Color Purple
By: Rachel, Brianna, & Mickey
Celie's experience with Pa and Mr.____ gave her a bad view of men. She was always abused and wished for a way out. She took interest in a female singer named Shug Avery, and when Shug moved in with Celie and Mr.____ , Celie's attraction for Shug only grew. Celie's heart was broken many times because of the way Shug felt for other people (especially men). Finding out that her sister Nettie was still alive and writing letters, made Celie have some hope.
As the book continues, readers can see how much Celie grows, and how independent she becomes. Celie discovers her talents and her own self confidence. Though she is self-reliant, her relationships grow with each of her friends and family. Many tragedies happen but also many moments of joy and success occur. By the end of the book you learn how Celie's life falls into place, and how her abusive childhood helped her become the independent woman she always wanted to be.
She is the main Character. She is poor, uneducated, and black. She has a sad history. She falls in love with Shug.
He falls in love with Sofia and abuses her, but in the end he reforms his way to save His and Sofias Marriage.
She is the prettiest one. She becomes a missionary and moves to Africa with Corrine and Samuel.
She's a blues singer. She was mean to Celie at first but then later on loved, and helped her.
He is Celie's husband, and he abuses her for years. He hides Nettie's letters to Celie for decades.
She is an independent woman. She marries Harpo. She defied the Town's Mayor then she was in jail for 12 years.
Cons: Its for mature readers. At times it was hard to read and understand it because they worded things differently than what you would say today.
Rating: We rate this book a 4/5