The Color Purple: Relationships
 
Alice Walker’s The Color Purple is a novel that hinges on relationships. They drive the novel, and because of that our students will be exploring the depths of the power of the relationships between Walker’s characters as well as the relationships in the lives of others. Through this our students will develop new or changed perspectives and opinions about intercultural communication, the relationships between men and women, black and white, foreign and native. Relationships are the source of our most interesting, memorable and important life experiences. They are the forum in which life happens, where differences are confronted, and where change is made. An in-depth understanding of the power of relationships is invaluable
and we find worth studying.
 
Angelica Rivas        Jillian Mandelkern        Catherine Decker        Hayley Schaeffer