"Alice Walker's The Color Purple weaves an intricate mosaic of women joined by their love for each other, the men who abuse them, and the children they care for."
Thursday, June 4, 2009
She begins as a young girl, raped by her father, forced to give up her babies because they belong to her father and her father does not want people to find out about them. She is told that she is dumb, useless, and ugly by her father. Her father forces her to marry Mr.____, a man much older than she is. Throughout her life, she writes letters to God and her sister Nettie, who she prays will return to her one day. Celie who falls in love with Shug Avery, Mr.____'s singing mistress and learns how to love herself.
The explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with it or suggested by it; the association or set of associations that a word usually elicits for most speakers of a language, as distinguished from those elicited for any individual speaker because of personal experience.
In literature it is used as a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or seemingly stated.
The set of attributes constituting the meaning of a term and thus determining the range of objects to which that term may be applied; comprehension; intension.
Theme is the dominant idea that a writer is trying to convey to his readers in a work of literature.
The creation and convincing representation of fictitious characters.