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Examine the theme of sisterhood in the novel look at the ways in which women interact , conflict with, and sympathize with other women.

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ENGLISH LITERATURE HOMEWORK Examine the theme of sisterhood in the novel look at the ways in which women interact , conflict with, and sympathize with other women. Alice Walker's The Color Purple weaves an intricate mosaic of women joined by their love for each other, their hardships, and their adherence to each other. The first indicant of this sisterly love is of course Nettie and Cellie's relationship with each other but the next big denotation is after Cellie tells Harpo he has to beat Sofia to gain her respect, after Sofia finds out she confronts Cellie but hat confrontation does not lead to any , but to a deep and enduring sisterhood. ...read more.

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come try to release her from jail knowing that the warden is squeak's uncle, this alliance also helps squeak to find her voice and gains her self confidence to stand up to Harpo and demand to be called by her real name. Shug also acts as a "protector" for Squeak and helps her to find her voice and encourages her to start a career as a blues singer. The Olinka women who we learn about in Nettie's letters are a very important example of sisterhood. For an example Samuel says that the strong relationships among Olinka women are the only thing that makes polygamy bearable for them which shows the strong bonds between these woman and alternately shows they prefer each other's company to the company of men. ...read more.

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This strong sisterly love is also indicated in Sofia's sisters' relationship with each other, which as sofia stated was the reason why she was able to fight back. One of the main reasons the bond of sisterhood is reinforced between women in the novel is the shared experience of male abomination. The novel's message is that women must stand up against the unfair of men and that they must do this by helping one another and standing along each other. The bond of sisterhood is important, literally between Nettie and Celie, Sofia and Odessa and metaphorically with Mary Agnes and Sofia, Albert's sister and Celie, Tashi and Olivia and of course Shug Avery and Celie. ...read more.

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