The book The Color Purple Walker is fascinating. So far it has been an eye opening book that has proven to be a must read for all ages. The Color Purple touched on the life of a woman named Celie, and her hardships as she struggles with her sexuality, relations, and coming to terms with who she is.Now, let me first tell you that this book does not hold back. It starts, being hard to read and very disturbingly. I had heard that this book was meant for mature readers and after reading the first couple pages I can see why the warning was present.
One thing the reader has to get used to, and something I enjoyed a lot about the book was how it’s language demonstrated voice and character development. Nettie starts off the book almost illiterate, due to the fact she is so young and she dies not yet have the resources to write better. As time progresses her writing improves, a signal of her character development, and she develops her own style of writing. This writing may be hard for some to understand at first, but once understood is absolutely captivating. Another I also like is how she calls her husband Mr.__. This perfectly demonstrates the disconnect she has with her husband and shows how deep gender roles were at this time. The way women were treated in this book makes the book seem like it was set in times of slavery, as Mr. ___ shows little to no compassion for his wife and takes advantage of her shyness. Celie’s father is also awful to her, sexually abusing her and beating her at from a young age, again, showing no compassion for his daughter.
So far I am interested and have enjoyed the book.