Based on samuel’s story, nettie realizes that the two children are actually celie’s biological children, alive after all nettie also learns that alphonso is really only nettie and celie’s step-father, not their real father. Celie, the protagonist and narrator of the color purple, is a poor, uneducated, fourteen-year-old black girl living in rural georgia celie starts writing letters to god because her father, alphonso, beats and rapes her alphonso has already impregnated celie once. The color purple (1982) is alice walker’s famous womanist novel which, spanning decades, looks at the lives of black women in the early twentieth century and the forces of oppression that govern their lives the protagonist, celie, narrates the novel through a series of letters addressed to god as she attempts to make it through the life she has been dealt.
Book summary bookmark this page manage my reading list alice walker's the color purple weaves an intricate mosaic of women joined by their love for each other, the men who abuse them, and the children they care for. The color purple is a story that harbors love, death, being black, and being a woman alice walker created a masterpiece as well as a think piece for all those seeking answers from god, nature, or whatever we worship. The color purple by alice walker t he color purple has such an uncompromising beginning that many never got any further, including, to alice walker's sorrow, her mother after the first line on the first page - you better not never tell nobody but god. The color purple, alice walker the color purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by american author alice walker which won the 1983 pulitzer prize for fiction and the national book award for fiction it was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.
That earlier “color purple,” a box-office hit, was a big, gaudy, lumbering creature that felt oversold and overdressed the current version is a slim, fleet-footed beauty, simply attired and beguilingly modest. The color purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by american author alice walker which won the 1983 pulitzer prize for fiction and the national book award for fiction  [a] it was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.
Alice walker, one of the united states’ preeminent writers, is an award-winning author of novels, stories, essays, and poetry in 1983, walker became the first african-american woman to win a pulitzer prize for fiction with her novel the color purple, which also won the national book award. See a complete list of the characters in the color purple and in-depth analyses of celie, shug avery, mr _____, and nettie.
The color purple is also about the power of writing in her long career, alice walker has distinguished herself as a writer of poetry, essays, short fiction, and novels the color purple is among the best of her many fine literary achievements, and this novel continues to have a vibrant life of its own.