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Rewrite the first two letters of 'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker as a third person narrative, then write a commentary on your piece.

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Task: Rewrite the first two letters of 'The Color Purple' by Alice Walker as a third person narrative, then write a commentary on your piece. The newborn baby lay on a simple rug spread upon the long carpet of grass. With him were his many sisters and brothers, on for each year of his mothers and fathers marriage and two extra. The frail spring evening sun shone down on them as if peeking over the horizon to see this new face they called 'Lucious' one last time before retiring from its position. But the two parental bodies that occupied the house that resided behind the group of youngsters were not, at this time, at all interested in the new born. ...read more.


A week later the mother had left the house, she went to Macon to visit her sister's doctor. In her place as the woman of the house, in charge of preparing the meals, the cleaning and looking after the younger children she left the eldest child her fourteen year old daughter Celie, who intended to do just that but Fonso, or Pa as he was known to Celie, had other ideas. "You gonna do what your mammy wouldn't" he told her She didn't reply. She didn't know what it was her 'mammy' wouldn't do. She was silent as he raped her, some times because he choked her and said, "You better shut up and git ...read more.


Two years later the mother died, screaming and cursing, cursing her daughter Celie's actions. Celie was pregnant and could not keep up with her mothers demanding ways as well as the children's needs. Fonso sat by the mother crying, "Don't leave me" he'd say to her "don't go" Eventually she found the time between her fits to ask Celie about the first child, "Whose is it?" she asked "God's" replied Celie she didn't know what else to say, she didn't understand it. The birth was a big a surprise to her as any one else. She did know that he had taken it though, taken it while she was asleep and killed it in the woods. Nobody came to the mother, she just got sicker until finally she died. She died screaming and cursing. ...read more.

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