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Critical Comparision of 'The Color Purple' Novel into Film.

Critical Comparison of ‘The Color Purple’ Novel into film.

The Color Purple is a novel which deals with many black moral issues such as the treatment of black women within the black family, the differences between whites and blacks and the position of black women in society. These issues have all been dealt with by a black female, Alice Walker, about the black experiences and culture. It has been felt that the transition into film has taken away the true intentions of the novel, and therefore the meaning changed, due to a different reading and perspective taken by an ‘outsider’, a white male, Steven Spielberg. ‘Everyone reads a novel differently and depending on whether you are a feminist, African American, Civil rights activist, a folklorist or a religious believer might read with different attentions to the novel.’
Therefore the style of adaptation which Spielberg has taken is one without direct transposition, but comes in Wagner’s’ category of ‘commentary...

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