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In our society a nuclear family consists of a mother a father and the average amount of kids 25 It is the basis of what people consider a normal family to be It is really sad that we as Americans need to have an idea of the normal family in order to show our status I think its very trivial but according to the text in The Color Purple it creates many issues that can be analyzed The main issue Alice Walker is getting at is how different family structures can build equally strong bonds I first felt the strong bond when Celie said Us sleep like sisters me and shug60th letter I think that quote alone shows the reader that there is more to a family then just the mom dad and kids Shug provides Celie with something that no one else can a loving compassionate and affectionate way of life Celies first letters seemed to focus on her portrayal of her senses then progressively turns towards intricate subject matter The complex ideas create a sense of sympathy for the reader to relate to Obviously we have all felt some kind of special bond with someone outside of the nuclear family Alice Walker tries her best to connect with the reader by showing how love influences the creation of a family I believe the family is only held together by love The relationship that we first read about with Celie and her step-father was no family to me Its one thing to spank your kid to show discipline but its another thing to beat and rape them Not only does he kill any emotions Celie might have but he lies to her in saying that he was their real father All of Alphonsos actions interrupt any significance that there is in their relationship Celies next relationship is with Mr also known as Albert Not only does Celie have no self-worth by this time but
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