FEMALE SOLIDARITY IN ALICE WALKER’S THE COLOR PURPLE
ALİCE WALKER'IN RENKLERDEN MOR ESERİNDEKİ KADIN DAYANIŞMASI

Author : Bülent Cercis TANRITANIR -- Serdar TAKVA
Number of pages : 117-123

Abstract

Throughout the history the roles of males and females as well as the relations between the both have been shaped by the community where they have lived. Females have been consired fragile,oppressed and dependent while males have been valued for their dominance,independence and oppression. Alice Walker, as a womanist rather than feminist, reflects the female characters in the context of fight against patriarchy to promote self identities. Contrary to given roles, each of the character is a presented as a role model trying to reduce the passivity in terms of social and sexual aspects. Walker’s The Color Purple, with its outstanding themes ranging from female abuse to discrimination, voices how females unite to defy their predestined lives. The aim of this study is to illustrate the features of female characters displaying their perseverance to survive in a male dominated world. Particularly, it aims to explain how female solidarity changes an oppressed and dependent life to a free one which is based on woman’s self-actualization. Although the female characters suffer from oppressive male dominance, they defy patriarchal tyranny. Though The Color Purple depicts the female figures exposed to racism and inequality, Walker presents their efforts to unite to gain self confidence. The characters from Celie, Shug to Sofia exhibit a strong solidarity to regain their identities as independent i

Keywords

Female Sol

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