Movie Analysis "the Color Purple" - Type of Offender and Symptoms of Abuse
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.
Critic Anne-Janine Morey, in her book Religion and Sexuality in American Literature, defines embodiment as “the unreconciled relation of body and spirit”. In Western theology, God (the Word) and the flesh are conceived as binary oppositions, with the divine operating on a metaphysical plane. While popular theology asserts that the body, with all its attendant yearnings and desires, is completely separate from the soul, which is typically associated with spirituality and the divine, analogies and metaphors that link the spiritual with the sexual can be found in the Bible itself, such as in Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians and the Song of Songs. Both of these Biblical texts explicitly and metaphorically compare Christ’s relationship with the Church to the relationship between two lovers. 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.
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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