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Q: Question about Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Question about Alice Walker's "The Color Purple"
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: hightechfool-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 15 Sep 2005 09:18 PDT
Expires: 15 Oct 2005 09:18 PDT
Question ID: 568377
Steven Spielberg directed the film "The Color Purple".  It's an
excellent film based on the pulitzer prize winning book by the same
title; A classic piece of African-American feminist literature.  I was
just curious what the title symbolizes, and hoping to find out how the
color purple might connect with any part of the story.
Subject: Re: Question about Alice Walker's "The Color Purple"
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 15 Sep 2005 09:31 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hello hightechfool,

"Note that the novel's title is alluded to in Letter 12, when Celie
associates the color purple with royalty and longs for a purple dress.
 But the title undoubtedly comes from a passage near the end of the
novel, in which Shug says that she believes that it 'pisses God off if
you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice

"The Color Purple by Alice Walker -- About the Novel - A Brief Synopsis"

For some additional thoughts, see:

Online discussion, "An analysis of the title Color purple itself?"
(April 25, 2004 +)

- justaskscott

Search strategy --

Searched on Google for:

"title color purple"
"the color purple in a field"
hightechfool-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Excellent answer, and great value for the low listing price  :)

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