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简介 theColorPurple generalintro: TheColorPurpleisa1982eistolarynovel书信小说writtenbyAmericanauthorA

2014年GRE考试阅读机经综合辅导(三)

  theColorPurple  generalintro:  TheColorPurpleisa1982eistolarynovel书信小说writtenbyAmericanauthorAliceWalkerthatwonthe1983PulitzerPrizeforFictionandtheNationalBookAwardforFiction.  TakingplacemostlyinruralGeorgia,thestoryfocusesonfemaleblacklifeinthe1930sinthesouthernUnitedStates,addressingnumerousissuesincludingtheirexceedinglylowpositioninAmericansocialculture.  Plotsummary(只选了关于书信那一截,大概晓得是为撒子写信就行了)  TheColorPurplespanstheyears1909to1949,relatingthelifeofCelie,aSouthernblackwomanvirtuallysoldintoalifeofservitudetoherbrutalhusband,,theprotagonistandnarratorofTheColorPurple,isapoor,uneducated,fourteen-year-oldblackgirllivinginruralGeorgia.  CeliestartswritingletterstoGodbecauseherstepfather,Alphonso,,butAlberthasbeenhidingthelettersNettiewritesback,allowingCelietoassumethatNettieisdead.  LettersAliceWalkerhighlightsthepowerofcommunicationthroughthecharactersletterwritingform.  ThelettersthatCeliewritestoGod,andlatertohersisterNettie,symbolizeacertainvoicethatonlyCeliehasandonethatsheisonlyabletoexpressinherletters.  Sheisabletoexpresshertruedesiresonlyinherletter.  Theselettersallowhertodisplayanyemotion,andtheyareverypersonaltoheraswell.  Inthebeginning,whenshewaswritinglettersonlytoGod,theletterswereveryprivateandCeliewouldnothavewantedanyonetoseethem.  Thelettersaretheonlywayshecanrepresenthertruefeelingsanddespairassheisabused.  Later,thelettersshegetsfromNettiegiveherhopethatshewillbereunitedwithhersisteragain.  epeoplewhohavebeenhurtbecauseofit.  SheasksGodWhywhichisaquestionthatcannotbeanswered.  Thelastlettershewritesistoeveryone,includingGodshowingthatshehasforgivenHim,andthatherstoryhasgonethroughafullcircleofmaturation.  theme:  IntheshortstoryTheColorPurple,authorAliceWalkerdescribesthelifeofCelie,hug,Albert,andmuchofhisextendedfamily.  AmotifinTheColorPurpleistherecurringconceptofroundness.  Theconceptofroundnessrelatestotheshapeofthehumanbody,andespeciallythefemalebody.  Thelettersarealsoanothermotifinthenovel.  ThelettersplayanimportantroleinconveyingCeliesthoughtsandemotionsthroughoutherlife.  Walkersuggeststhatoppressedpeoplecanunitewithsolidaritytoovercometheiroppressors.  AsubthemeofTheColorPurpleistheharminflictedontheBlackcommunity,bothbytheirowncycleofviolenceandtheraciallymotivatedhatredofNegroesintheSouth.  Symbol:  Thetitleofthebookisanimportantsymbol.  Celiegoesthroughlifehavingahardtimenoticingthebeautifulaspectsandappreciatingthem.  Shehadadifficultlifeandwasabusedasanadolescent.  Thecolorpurpleiscontinuallyequatedwithsufferingandpain.  Sofiasswollen,beatenfaceisdescribedasthecolorofeggplant.  PurpleisthecolorofCeliesprivateparts,thesiteofhersexualviolation.  However,,,Celiehasabetterrespectforlifeandeverythingithastooffer.。