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Examine the theme of sisterhood in the novel. Look at the ways in which women interact with conflict with and support other woman

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Examine the theme of sisterhood in the novel. Look at the ways in which women interact with conflict with and support other woman. Sisterhood is a big theme in the color purple. It is seen in different events in the novel. Women, at the time of the novel, were very close to each other. The main sisterhood connection in the novel is between the two sisters Celie and Nettie. Another example is between Sofia and her sisters, Shug with Celie, and even in the Olinka African Tribe, where the chief's women interact together to solve problems. Celie is the main character in the novel. Nettie is her sister and they has been separated from each other since Celie married Mr. -. As children the two girls where supporting each other. Nettie used to help her sister in her education even though Celie was really tough teaching as she was slow. Celie in the other hand supported her sister by defending her from their father, whom, after the death of their mother, was looking at Nettie strangely, suggesting that he wants to rape her like he raped Celie. ...read more.

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Working in the farm is a hard job and even Harpo the man keeps on complaining about it. After a small quarrel between Celie and Sofia, the two woman become so close together and help each other in the tough work of the farm. Celie even helps Sofia in her house by knighting her material and making her curtain for the house. Squeak, Harpo's girlfriend when he left Sofia for a while, got herself rapped just to get Sofia out of prison. This is another example of how women help each other even though in the past they might have had fought against each other. This is the case before Sofia was put in prison. She made Squeak jealous of her while dancing with Harpo and the two women went into combat and Sofia knocked some of Squeaks teeth out. Still the two women after this supported each other as said before. ...read more.

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Shug's major support for Celie was liberating her from her ill married life by taking Celie with Grady and her to their house. There she supported Celie to become an individual woman. In Africa we still see Sisterhood. This is seen lightly between Corrine and Nettie. Corrine asks Nettie to call each other "sister". This show close Corrine feels to Nettie and in the same time making some distance between her. The Chief marries many wives. They work "like donkeys" but in the end they are "honored" to be the Chief's wife. They support each other to get the job done and help each other in the time in need. This is opposite of what we expect, which is that the women will be competing against each other to gain the attention of the Chief, but sisterhood between those women is greater than attention from the Chief ?? ?? ?? ?? 2 Name: Elsedeeck Subject: English "The Color Purple" Date due on: 19/10/2008 1 ...read more.

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