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Celie’s Awakening of Black Female Consciousness in the Color Purple

Author: SunLingLing
Tutor: HuangJianRen
School: Central South University
Course: English Language and Literature
Keywords: Alice Walker Purple Awareness of black women Wake Womanism
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2010
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The famous black women writers Alice Walker, Department of contemporary American literature. Her work covers of novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and many other genres. Three awards: the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, American Book Review Association Award, the novel \thereby laying the Walker's solid position in the history of American literature. \The novel demonstrates the women in Walker's theory. Walker to the introduction of the term womanist feminist theory to describe the particularity of black feminist, white feminists distinguish. The white feminists contempt for black women, there is no clear racial discrimination toxins womanism both against gender discrimination, and against racial discrimination, compared to the broader category of white feminists. Walker have given it a proper analogy: \The awakening of the consciousness of black women is the liberation of black women. She believes that the solution lies in the liberation of black women against double oppression awareness of self-worth, and seek self-respect, to trace the source of national culture, the struggle for independence, and to build a harmonious gender relations between black women and black men, blacks and whites established between harmonious race relations. In this thesis, from the perspective of women 'consciousness of black women in the hero Xili explore Alice Walker's \Xili feminist consciousness including the pursuit of self-consciousness, roots awareness and the pursuit of independent consciousness. The text is divided into three chapters: the first chapter focuses on the Xili self-awareness. Xili self-awareness, including understanding of their femininity and female value, as well as the equal rights of people with a real sense of black men and white. The second chapter discusses Xili roots awareness. The Xili main symbol of negritude quilting and Bruce came after the Ethiopian cultural heritage. Quilting creating activities of the United States, a black women and black women singing the blues is a self-cheering activities and expressed their calling and longing for freedom. The third chapter explores the Xili pursuit of independent consciousness. Sisterhood and self-creation activities, The Xili gradually realize that the survival of the state of the physical and psychological oppression, and thus resist the double oppression, to fight for the political and economic independence. As a womanist, Xili on behalf of the oppressed black women. Walker believes that women's advocates not only the struggle to free women from patriarchy, but also committed to the survival and unity of women after the liberation of the whole of mankind, so that a harmonious relationship can be established between black men and black women, between blacks and whites be able to take good care of each other. Walker expressed through the \

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