History Literature / TheColorPurple

17th Aug '17 11:55:39 AM fruitstripegum
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* IfItsYouItsOkay: Celie and Shug.
** Although in Celie's case it's more like SingleTargetSexuality.
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* IfItsYouItsOkay: Celie and Shug.
** Although in Celie's case it's more like SingleTargetSexuality.
24th Jul '17 9:31:55 AM xcountryguy
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* AbusiveParents: Pa.

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* BookEnds: The film begins with Celie and Nettie among the flowers, playing a clapping game. [[spoiler: It ends with the two sisters playing the same clapping game when they reunite decades later.]]

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* BookEnds: The film begins with Celie and Nettie among the flowers, playing a clapping game. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It ends with the two sisters playing the same clapping game when they reunite decades later.]]



* EpistolaryNovel

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* GoodFeelsGood: Albert finally "doing right by" Celie, [[spoiler: by paying for her family to come back from Africa]].

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* GoodFeelsGood: Albert finally "doing right by" Celie, [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by paying for her family to come back from Africa]].



* INeverGotAnyLetters

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* LongLostRelative: Celie and [[spoiler: her children.]]

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* LongLostRelative: Celie and [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her children.]]



** Heavily implied in the movie, and did we mention that we were just talking about Celie.

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** %%** Heavily implied in the movie, and did we mention that we were just talking about Celie.



* SingleIssuePsychology: Sofia is reduced to a broken shell after spending prison time for assaulting a racist mayor. An opportunity to crack a good joke later brings her back to her old self again. In the film version, [[spoiler: this moment comes when Celie finally stands up to Mister.]]
** The film goes on to subvert this trope shortly afterward, when [[spoiler: Celie tells Mister straight out that she's prepared to kill him if he tries to stop her from leaving.]] Sofia visibly shrinks, showing the audience that her old self is still in there, but truly overcoming her time in prison won't be that easy.

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* SingleIssuePsychology: Sofia is reduced to a broken shell after spending prison time for assaulting a racist mayor. An opportunity to crack a good joke later brings her back to her old self again. In the film version, [[spoiler: this [[spoiler:this moment comes when Celie finally stands up to Mister.]]
** The film goes on to subvert this trope shortly afterward, when [[spoiler: Celie [[spoiler:Celie tells Mister straight out that she's prepared to kill him if he tries to stop her from leaving.]] Sofia visibly shrinks, showing the audience that her old self is still in there, but truly overcoming her time in prison won't be that easy.



* VillainousIncest: Pa, [[spoiler: who's later revealed to be not her real father.]]

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* VillainousIncest: Pa, [[spoiler: who's [[spoiler:who's later revealed to be not her real father.]]



* {{Bookends}}: [[spoiler: The little clapping game that Celie and Nettie play.]]

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* {{Bookends}}: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The little clapping game that Celie and Nettie play.]]



* GreekChorus

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31st Mar '17 2:44:13 PM nombretomado
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A 1982 novel by Alice Walker, ''The Color Purple'' was later made into a 1985 film and [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations a 2005 musical]]. In particular, the film version was director Creator/StevenSpielberg's first pure-drama film (and one of the very few Spielberg films ''not'' scored by Creator/JohnWilliams) and the film debuts of Creator/WhoopiGoldberg and Creator/OprahWinfrey.

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A 1982 novel by Alice Walker, ''The Color Purple'' was later made into a 1985 film and [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations a 2005 musical]]. In particular, the film version was director Creator/StevenSpielberg's first pure-drama film (and one of the very few Spielberg films ''not'' scored by Creator/JohnWilliams) Music/JohnWilliams) and the film debuts of Creator/WhoopiGoldberg and Creator/OprahWinfrey.
31st Mar '17 2:44:07 PM nombretomado
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A 1982 novel by Alice Walker, ''The Color Purple'' was later made into a 1985 film and [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations a 2005 musical]]. In particular, the film version was director Creator/StevenSpielberg's first pure-drama film (and one of the very few Spielberg films ''not'' scored by Creator/JohnWilliams) and the film debuts of Creator/WhoopiGoldberg and OprahWinfrey.

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A 1982 novel by Alice Walker, ''The Color Purple'' was later made into a 1985 film and [[AllMusicalsAreAdaptations a 2005 musical]]. In particular, the film version was director Creator/StevenSpielberg's first pure-drama film (and one of the very few Spielberg films ''not'' scored by Creator/JohnWilliams) and the film debuts of Creator/WhoopiGoldberg and OprahWinfrey.
Creator/OprahWinfrey.
26th Mar '17 1:54:35 PM NWolfman
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: As Shug paints her red nails, she is told by one of the children that Celie is shaving Mister. She continues on at first as the camera zooms on her abruptly stopping, hiding [[OhCrap her facial expression of seeing the bigger picture.]]
22nd Feb '17 4:21:23 AM thewhitefairy
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* DomesticApplianceDisaster: Albert have no idea on how to do any house chore, but insist on prepare breakfast for Shug Avery. Thinking the (fire fueled) oven does not work fast enough, he pours too much petrol in it and the inevitable bonfire ensues.
9th Jul '16 8:37:08 AM pimpdaddy
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** Mister is savvy to this very early on, warning her that if she ever so much as scratches him during a shave, he will kill her.
18th May '16 6:01:57 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* Curse: Celie gives an ''epic'' one to Mister when she prepares to leave for Memphis with Shug: "Until you do right by me, everything you even think about is going to crumble." Though it's heavily implied that Mister's own HeelRealization soon afterward is what turns his life to shambles.

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* Curse: {{Curse}}: Celie gives an ''epic'' one to Mister when she prepares to leave for Memphis with Shug: "Until you do right by me, everything you even think about is going to crumble." Though it's heavily implied that Mister's own HeelRealization soon afterward is what turns his life to shambles.
18th May '16 6:01:40 AM lady_peaseblossom
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* Curse: Celie gives an ''epic'' one to Mister when she prepares to leave for Memphis with Shug: "Until you do right by me, everything you even think about is going to crumble." Though it's heavily implied that Mister's own HeelRealization soon afterward is what turns his life to shambles.
15th May '16 6:58:12 PM lady_peaseblossom
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* ClosetKey: Shug, for Celie.
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