RULES OF LOVE IN ALICE WALKER’S THE COLOR PURPLE
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The Color Purple sparked controversy on its release, the black society was shaken by the depiction of violence within their ranks. Alice Walker’s tale achieves its effect through the introduction of relevant and hidden problems in diverse relationships. The goal of the following paper is to analyze the existence of love or lack thereof in those relations by questioning hierarchies through a feminist perspective and postmodern theories of subversion. The examination of The Color Purple shall ultimately provide clarity on the social criticism aimed at the work and on its pertinence to African-American women’s literary expression, life and position.
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