The Color Purple, Alice Walker’s third novel, was published in 1982. The novel brought fame and financial success to its author. It also won her […]

Alice Walker

Alice Walker was born in the rural community of Eatonton, Georgia, in 1944. Most of Eatonton’s residents were tenant farmers. When she was eight years […]

Plot Summary

A First Period In The Color Purple, the story is told through letters. The only sentences outside the letters are the first two: “You better […]


A Adam Adam is Celie’s son who was adopted by the missionary Reverend Samuel and his wife, Corrine. When the Reverend and his family return […]


A Sexism Sexual relations between men and women in The Color Purple is a major theme. Alice Walker sets her story of Celie’s transformation from […]


Alice Walker has been criticized for portraying negative male characters in The Color Purple. Explain why you agree or disagree with this analysis. Be specific […]