The Color Purple

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The Color Purple

  1. 1. The Color Purple By: Alice Walker
  2. 2. Biography <ul><li>Born in Eatonton Georgia, on February the 9th, 1944. </li></ul><ul><li>7brothers and sisters </li></ul><ul><li>Got shot in the eye. </li></ul><ul><li>Went to Spelman College </li></ul><ul><li>Then went to Sarah Lawrence College </li></ul><ul><li>1964 was the turning point. </li></ul><ul><li>1982 wrote The Color Purple </li></ul>
  3. 3. Plot <ul><li>Celie is a poor and uneducated young black woman in 1930s Georgia who, aged only fourteen, is raped and impregnated twice by her father, Alfonso. </li></ul><ul><li>Her children both disappear; Celie assumes her father has murdered them. </li></ul><ul><li>Celie’s “Pa” marries her off to Mr.___ </li></ul><ul><li>Married life is also quite painful for Celie. </li></ul><ul><li>Things improve for Celie for a short while. </li></ul><ul><li>Nettie escapes and goes to the Reverends house, whom has Celie's kids. </li></ul><ul><li>Rev., (Samuel) wife Corrine, Nettie and kids go to Africa for Mission Trip </li></ul><ul><li>Mr._’s lover, Shug Avery gets Ill. </li></ul><ul><li>Harpo (Mr._ son) converts his house into a juke joint. </li></ul><ul><li>Nettie tells the Samuel and Corrine, that she is the kids biological aunt. Corrine doesn't believe her. </li></ul><ul><li>Celie and Nettie later reunite, Celie later figures out that Mr._ hid all the letters from Nettie. </li></ul><ul><li>Shug and Celie announce that they will be moving to Tennessee. </li></ul><ul><li>Celie makes her hobby into a business </li></ul><ul><li>Celie goes back for a visit, and a lot has changed </li></ul><ul><li>Samuel and Nettie marry </li></ul><ul><li>reconcile </li></ul><ul><li>Never felt younger. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who? Why? <ul><li>Throughout the years, this book has been censored and banned for violence, sexual content, and racism, even though it has been applauded by some as a beautiful, meaningful story. </li></ul><ul><li>AP English classes at Northwest High School in High Point, N.C. (1996) because it is “graphic and violent.” </li></ul><ul><li>challenged because of its violence on the Round Rock Texas Independent High School Reading list the same year, 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>Oakland, California honors class of 1984, for: “Troubling ideas about… human sexuality.” </li></ul><ul><li>challenged in 1995, in Junction City, because of “negative image of black men,” </li></ul><ul><li>challenged in Oakland California for “troubling ideas about race relations.”, as well as sexual content </li></ul><ul><li>In 1960, a teacher in Tulsa, Ok. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who? Why? (extended) <ul><li>In 1963, a delegation of parents of high school students in Columbus, Ohio, asked the school board to ban the novel for being &quot;anti-white&quot; and &quot;obscene. </li></ul><ul><li>Selinsgrove, Pa. 1975 </li></ul><ul><li>Removed from the Jackson Milton school libraries in North Jackson, Ohio (1980 </li></ul><ul><li>Removed from two Anniston, Ala. high school libraries (1982) </li></ul><ul><li>Challenged at the Libby, Mont. High School (1983) </li></ul>
  6. 6. My Reaction… <ul><li>I don’t know why ANYONE would completely ban this book! Yes it is VERY detailed, but that’s to put a picture in your head. But if it didn’t, it wouldn’t be as good as it it. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Awards won <ul><li>Her most impressive achievement was when she won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983. She also won the American Book The Color Purple, along many other awards. </li></ul>Well, out of the 33 books she’s wrote, I surprisingly couldn’t find any others that have been banned. But The Color Purple has won 2 VERY good awards…
  8. 8. Bibliography <ul><li>Great thanks to: </li></ul>Homepage.ntlworld.com <ul><li>Quanda.encyclopedia.com </li></ul>Aalbc.com Ala.org Sparknotes.com Gradesaver.com Enotes.com Meexia.com

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