The Color Purple.
A poor, african-american women, Celie, was raped by her father, mother of three children, and sold away to a mans arms by her father is kept from her kids. She had always taken all the pain in and never to fight back or else it would be worse for her. In this book, family comes into play and is a very big deal. Nettie, Celie's sister, was a big inspiration to her. She saw how pretty and smart she was and she wanted that too because she saw that she had great potential and could over come difficulties, especially men which Celie was disscussted by. Celie also, unlike her sister, had to leave her education because as her dad told her she wasn't smart enough to go to school. And after she was handed to Mr.______, things got worse for her. Mr.______ would beat her; treat her like if she were a slave and did not care much for her. But that behavior effected Mr.____ son's attitude towards how to treat women, Harpo's, like with his relationship with Sofia. Sofia would not be bossed around which was a problem for Harpo because growing up he saw how controlling his dad was with Celie and how Celie obeyed everything Mr.______ wanted. Harpo felt somewhat ashamed that he was "not much of a man" as hes dad because he could not control his wife like his dad controlled Celie, his wife.