AS English Literature Wider Reading

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    • Gender
      • "You black, you poor, you ugly, you a woman"
        • When insulting Celie, Mr calls her a woman last, perhaps suggesting that being a woman is the worst insult, typical view of the patriarchal society
    • Sexuality
      • "I saw you know! You disgust me!"
        • After Blanche catches her husband Mitch with a man, she confronts him and tells him that he "disgusts her" this is the typical attitude of the time as homosexuals were treated as though they had something wrong with them.
      • "Gets like bowling"
        • Happy compares seducing women to being like bowling, perhaps a reference to the saying "bowling someone over"
        • However it could also suggest that sexual relations with women are just a game to him and it's an "easy game" which could imply that all women are sexually promiscuous
    • Race
    • Religion
    • Class
    • Isolation
      • "You better never not tell nobody but God, it'd kill your mammy"
        • After the rape and abuse, Pa forbids Celie from tell anybody about what has happened which as a result leaves her isolated and presents God as her salvation
      • "Does anyone see a soul worth saving?"



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