AS English Literature - Struggle For Modern Identity

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"you black, you poor, you ugly, you a woman, you're nothing at all" (letter 75)
The use of listing shows Mr insulting Celie's identity and every part of it, "being a woman" is the last insult used suggesting that it is the worst insult, also it could show that women are always taken into account last.
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"men s'pose to wear the pants"
During the time, men wore trousers and this quote could reference the idea that men wear the trousers in the relationship, as they hold all the power. Celie wearing pants challenges this and therefore challenges traditional roles and restrictions.
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"nothing can do better than a good beating"
Pa, Mr and Harpo represent traditional male attitudes by believing that oppression is the best way to make a woman obedient which reflects typical views of the time
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"they not so backward as mens here"
Celie desires equality and traditional roles to be altered. She is also critical of American society as America is more civilised than Africa, yet Africa has more civilised attitudes in terms of equality.
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Card 2

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The use of listing shows Mr insulting Celie's identity and every part of it, "being a woman" is the last insult used suggesting that it is the worst insult, also it could show that women are always taken into account last.

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"you black, you poor, you ugly, you a woman, you're nothing at all" (letter 75)

Card 3

Front

During the time, men wore trousers and this quote could reference the idea that men wear the trousers in the relationship, as they hold all the power. Celie wearing pants challenges this and therefore challenges traditional roles and restrictions.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Pa, Mr and Harpo represent traditional male attitudes by believing that oppression is the best way to make a woman obedient which reflects typical views of the time

Back

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Card 5

Front

Celie desires equality and traditional roles to be altered. She is also critical of American society as America is more civilised than Africa, yet Africa has more civilised attitudes in terms of equality.

Back

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