Celie’s struggle in Alice Walker’s the color purple

Faisal B., Fachmi (2013) Celie’s struggle in Alice Walker’s the color purple. Diploma thesis, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung.

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Abstract

African Americans have been through difficult lives since they arrived in America as slaves. Afro-American women as a part of Afro-American society are not free from the miseries such as being treated as animals, losing their human rights, and subjecting to violence. Even, they have to face double sufferings as Blacks and as women. As women, they had to face discrimination from the White and domestic oppression from the Afro-American men. In literary works, those miseries have been depicted in many ways by many authors. On this subject, Alice Walker’s The Color Purple is about an oppressed and ignored woman who struggles for her independence and finally she succeeds. Therefore, I am fully interested in analyzing that novel concerning with how Celie as a main character reflects the condition of Afro-American women in American society and how Celie’s struggle to gain her consciousness that brings her into independence. This study is a qualitative research. Since the data is in the form of words, this study employs document analysis. The primary data of this study is Alice Walker’s The Color Purple. The research of this study is measured by using data analysis and interpretation based on technique of collecting data methods. The analysis fmds that the novel shows miseries laced by Celie as the main-character who face double sufferings; as a Black and as a woman. As a Black, she has to face the discrimination from white in which her family is one of the victims of Lynching while as a woman; she is oppressed and ignored by black men, especially her Pa and her husband. Yet, by having good relationship among women namely Nettle, Sofia, and Shug Avery, she could gain her consciousness that brings her into independent. She does not need to be dependent to men again. In conclusion, living in patriarchal society, Celie must endure oppression and ignorance from the male characters. She must be obedient to her Pa and her husband. In addition, she is also discriminated by Whites because of being black woman. Her success of being independent is influenced by her good relationship among women in her society.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Feminism; African American; Patriarchy; Struggle; Independence;
Subjects: Education and Research of Literatures
English Literatures
English Fiction
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Program Studi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Nailah Hanany
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2016 01:22
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2019 06:45
URI: http://digilib.uinsgd.ac.id/id/eprint/144

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