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Color Imagery in the color purple

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kayla martin

on 11 December 2013

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Transcript of Color Imagery in the color purple

"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it."- Alice Walker
So what does the color purple symbolize?
Purple has represented royalty and nobility for thousands of years
It can also symbolize a transformation, or enlightenment
Spirituality, mourning
Light and Dark purple
Black and White...So what do THEY mean?

So what significance does color have in
The Color Purple ?
Did you ever notice that, more often than not, Celie uses color to describe people instead of objects?
For instance...
Celie's idea of heaven and God .

How does this influence Celie's thinking and behavior?
Black, in some instances can symbolize elegance, and mystery...even fear. However, in other cases, black symbolizes fear, sexuality, evil, unhappiness, sadness, remorse, and even anger. Whereas white is seen as the color of purity and innocence. What does that tell you about the views that people held about race?
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" I see 'em all clear as day. Angels all in white, white hair and white eyes, look like albinos. God all white too, looking like some stout white man work at the bank
Color imagery
The Color Purple
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