Reading Alice Walker's The Color Purple Through The Lens Of Eco-Feminism

Yash Dahiya
2022 International Journal of Arts Humanities & Social Sciences  
Alice Walker, a female author, had a significant impact on modern American literature. The Color Purple, the pinnacle of her literary accomplishments, has garnered her three accolades since its release and is recognized as a significant work of black literature. The interaction between humans, specifically women, and nature can be summarised in three stages: fragmentation, over-sewing, and completeness. By depicting how black women and the environment are fragmented as a result of oppression,
more » ... lker aims to increase black women's selfconsciousness. She searches for strategies to help the wounded souls see the fullness of survival. Walker expresses her ecofeminist consciousness to create a happy society where men and women, as well as the human race as a whole, may coexist happily by urging people to give emphasis to issues relating to women and the environment. The methodology entails discussions of how women and nature are depicted in "The Color Purple," and how masculine supremacy exploits nature while oppressing women, making both captives of the market. This essay argues that Alice Walker incorporates a theme of feminine and natural freedom from oppression and violence throughout her book. This is done via the lens of ecofeminism. Symbiosis, in which there is no exploitation of the environment or of men, is predicted by Alice Walker.
doi:10.56815/ijahss.v1.n2.14-17 fatcat:r7tsyqqvijcodjwvlioynegipu