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Making the Changes Rape incest sex forced labor and a bit of reefer These are some of the components of a Novel by Alice Walker These views are illustrated proficiently in Walkers third novel The Color Purple These aspects had a lasting impression upon ideals and beliefs of the time period Her writings helped to break the racial tension and barrier that was present in some peoples minds One of the ways that the barrier was eliminated was through her depiction of an imperfect black person If a white person were to write about an imperfect black person it would be considered racist I think the most chilling thing to me about the response to The Color Purple was that people said this doesnt happen they said that this was totally an anomaly Ebony magazine Walker Confronts the Questions About Her With Walkers writing about other blacks that are participating in situations that are immoral and corrupt the subject is brought into a new frame of mind These situations are talked about in the open and the idea that everyone makes mistakes is easier to understand Walker combines all of these issues in her story in a deceptive way The film and text versions of The Color Purple are similar in many ways and yet different as well Like most motion pictures that have been created through the book it does not focus on detail in most situations that are described fully in the original writings The film version also brought out controversy among audiences The rage-positive among white audiences negative among black mostly males critics and reviewers- over Spielbergs adaptation of The Color Purple however has subsided since the film was released in 1985 Now days it is not time to go over the films controversy again but to understand its popularity and its differences from the novel In Walkers short story Everyday Use which pokes fun at a character who
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