Movie Analysis "the Color Purple" - Type of Offender and Symptoms of Abuse
At some points the viewer may be unsure if they will be able to watch the film in its entirety due to its graphic nature. The film leads ones emotions through a force field going from disgust, pity, sorrow, anger, hate, exhaustion, to love, and joy. Spielberg, is able to accomplish this with his use of various techniques. When he wants to portray sorrow, he creates darkness and when he wants to portray joy, he creates a setting that includes bright sun and fields of purple flowers.
This analogy considerably complicates the Judeo-Christian narrative that spiritual fulfillment and sexuality are diametrically opposed, positing instead that the achievement of the former is largely contingent on the recognition and indulgence of the latter.
After the continuous rapes Celie is impregnated by her father and has two children by her father, both of which are brutally taken away right after they are born by Fonso. Celie because of her ignorance assumes that he has taken the children into the woods and killed them, but actually and later Celie came to figure out from the help of her sister that Fonso sold her children. Celie is develops a friendship with Mr., but decides that she can never love a man again and believes that love will never be back in her life. But then her sister Nettie returns from Africa with her two children. They are reunited, and Celie feels a happiness and love that she has never before experienced. Celie's final letter to God states that, despite her old age, "I think this the youngest us ever felt" (p. 295). The major themes behind Alice Walker’s novel the Color Purple is as listed below.
Celie’s story exemplifies the womanist agenda which centres around the natural order of life, family and a complementary relationship between men and women which is all-inclusive and universal.’
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