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19

Celie—A Woman Who Wins Through

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature

Celie—A Woman Who Wins Through

Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

We’ve seen that heroes don’t always have to be gods or queens or the social elite. Dirt poor in Georgia in the 1930s, Celie—the heroine from Alice Walker’s The Color Purple—is at the bottom of the social totem pole, yet she exhibits remarkable heroism in the way she overcomes the forces pressing against her.

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September 5, 2017
A really insightful lecture among an abundance of insightful lectures.

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