[2015] Kadi Judd: The Colour Purple

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[2015] Kadi Judd: The Colour Purple

Character Descriptions:Celie: Narrator of the book. She is an uneducated, young African-American girl who gets sexually abused by her stepfather after her mom dies. By the end of the book she has grown to be happier with her life . "I don't say nothing. I think about Nettie, dead. She fight, she run away. What good it do? I do't fight. I stay where I'm told, but I'm alive." (page 29)Nettie: Celie's younger sister who departs for Africa to preach and while she's there she writes to Celie and she gets involved with a family there and becomes the caretaker of two children. "But God, I miss you, Celie. I think about the time you laid yourself down for me. I love you with all my heart." (page 51)

Setting:The setting of this book takes place in Rural Geogia and in Western Africa in a little village. It was written about 30 years before the second World War began.

Summary:This book is about the disturbing and horrid life of Celie, a young girl who gets sexually abused by her father after the death of her mother. She is faced with many challanges throughout her life and along the way, she is trying her best to protect her sister, Nettie. She writes journals to God everyday and explains what all happens to her. 4/5 Stars

World Connection:This book connects to our world because many people suffer from different kinds of abuse, and someone may act like they're okay when really they're not. People in different countries believe different things, but to almost everyone, the situation in this book is morally wrong. "He start to choke me, saying You better shut up and git used to it. But I don't never git used to it. And now I feels sick every time I be the one to cook." (page 11)

The Color PurpleBy: Alice Walker

6 Word Story:A very twisted yet great book

Kadi JuddPeriod 712/7/15


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