Analysis of Alienation and Interconnection in The Color Purple from the Perspective of Ecofeminism

  •  Ran Huo    


Alice Walker’s The Color Purple in 1982 earned Alice a great reputation and an award as the Pulitzer Prize for literature. Since its publication, it became a masterpiece and attracted many critics’ attention, and then it was analyzed from various points of view. In this paper, I would like to apply ecofeminism to illustrate that only by overthrowing dualistic ideology can alienation dissolve, the world get reconnected and the whole ecosystem is healthy and sustainable. Through the protagonists’ fight and growth in the novel, the readers see hope in promoting new social systems based on equality, non-violence, cultural diversity, and non-hierarchical forms and hope in enhancing interconnection and cooperation in all.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4768
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4776
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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