Domestic Violence and Psychological Oppression in Alice Walker’s the Color Purple
C. G. Karthika Devi1,  R. Kannan2

1C. G. Karthika Devi Department of English, Part Time Research Scholar, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. R. Kannan, Associate Professor, Department of English, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 06 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 28 January 2020 | Manuscript Published on 04 February 2020 | PP: 66-67 | Volume-8 Issue-4S4 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10221284S419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1022.1284S419
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Abstract: African-American literature is otherwise known as slave narratives. The popular African-American writers are Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, Frederick Douglass, Alice Walker etc. The Color Purple is a well-known epistolary novel written by Alice Walker in 1983. The novel brought her a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1983. This is a novel about a young fourteen year old black girl. She is tortured physically, emotionally, sexually by her step father and her husband. Later on she develops an intimate relationship with Shug. It has changed her life topsy-turvy. The poor, ugly, innocent, oppressed, inferior woman tremendously changed as a woman of self confident, beautiful and proud human being.
Keywords: Violence, Suffering, Racism, Sexism, Psychological Oppression, Female Relationship, Self-Discovery.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences