Digital Presentation. Alyse ciafre. The two books I chose: The Color Purple and Beloved The best way to organize my paper would be to break it up by book and go into details of the information. The Color Purple by Alice Walker Author Alice Walker
Celie later becomes close with Shug. They team up to try to go against Mr.______.
Celie has a feeling that her sister has been trying to contact her for years but she wasn’t
sure how to find it out. Shug ended up finding the letters in Mr. _____ trunk. Took
them and gave them to Celie. After Celie had read them all, she started to write back
to Nettie and told him everything. Shug wanted to take Celie to go find her children.
In one of the letters that Nettie wrote, she explained the story on how her children
ended up with that family. In the end, Nettie found her way home with the children.
Beloved by Toni Morrison
headstone labeled “Beloved.” As if Sethe didn’t have enough to worry about, when she returned to Baby Suggs home, she went through some tough times with her. It turned out that Baby Suggs was going through depression. The whole town shut them out like they never even existed. After Baby Suggs passes away, one of the slaves from Sweet Home, Paul D, shows up on their doorstep. He moves in with Sethe and her children. The family was experiences some weird paranormal activity in which Denver believe to be her sister that was murdered, Beloved. Beloved tries to haunt the family and prove to Paul D why her mother murdered her. Denver worries about her mother for she develops a very intense relationship with Beloved. Therefore, she tries to go get some help for her. Sethe passes away in the end and joins Beloved where she feels that’s exactly where she is supposed to be.
How I think these two novels themes compare to each other and why I think they
Were paired together
I really enjoyed both of these novels. I think they are great novels written by great authors. I think they were paired together because they both talk about slavery and African Americans. Life wasn’t easy for African Americans back in the day and just celebrating the wonderful things they have done for this county one month out of the whole year isn’t enough in my opinion. I truly feel bad. Beloved and The Color Purple both symbolize slavery in their own way. In Beloved, the main character, Sethe, was a slave herself and the whole novel is about how she is haunted by those horrible memories. The Color Purple leans more towards the treatment of African American women during the time but also it talks about how they are beaten and thrown in jail because they refuse to be a slave. Both novels are very touching and they give you more of a personal and emotional feeling to African Americans. They have gone through so much to try to get through life.
More so on the topic of slavery. Beloved goes into detail on how Sethe is whipped and beaten as a slave. This stuff truly happened everywhere. They were forced to do stuff they didn’t want to do. Some of the women were violated and used. They had no say whatsoever. Nobody to help them either because the whites were all treating them the same way. Slavery is a very important and cruel time in this country. Reading both these novels put more of an image in my head and I really enjoyed reading them.
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