Friday, February 24, 2012
The Color Purple
Written as a journal (one of my favorite formats!), we get to follow Celie throughout her life, to a most satisfactory conclusion. The writing is simple and the imagery is vivid without detail (though I thought that might be because of the movie at first, but I was wrong because as I went further into the story I had other images come to mind which are not a part of the movie).
It is a great story to step into and experience another way of life for a short while. It was great to have a peek into the strong and loving bond between women who are the best of friends. It was also a great way to be reminded of the value of simpler things that life can be about, a good home-cooked meal or a hand-made quilt, which are more powerful and important than anything else I can express the significance of here.