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What makes a person a homosexual or a heterosexual To many of us it is specifically the fact that if one has sexual intercourse with another from their own sex they are considered to be a homosexual If one is to have sexual relations with the opposite sex they are considered to be a heterosexual What if someone has sex with both of the genders This type of person is to be considered a bisexual My question is if these standards hold true in all cases If a woman is pushed away by the male gender such as Celie was by her father and Albert and experiments sexual acts with another woman does this still classify her as a lesbian Or is she to be considered a bisexual Maybe she could even be considered a heterosexual I believe those years of abuse towards Celie from her father and her husband drove her away from the male sex They gave her nothing but pain and anguish which caused her to become bitter towards males and the idea of heterosexuality Both men brought her nothing but pain so how can you blame Celie for having a sexual affair with another woman In The Color Purple Alice Walker portrays Celie as a lesbian however it is not because she has sexual relations with woman it is because she has been driven away by the male gender due to the abuse she suffered through as a child to an adult As a child Celie was constantly harassed and abused by her father Fonso We see in the beginning of the novel that Celies dad is expressed with bad imagery He shows this by raping Celie and beating herJefferson 1 As a small girl Celie was unable to defend herself from her fathers never ending torture It was brought to our attention that Fonso would use Celie for sex in the first letter that Celie wrote to God Just say
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