The Color Purple by 1bs6r5Rc


									The Color Purple
    An Epistolary Novel
         Epistolary Novel
• An epistolary novel is a novel written in the
  form of a series of letters or diary entries

• dating back to 18th century English literature,
  the epistolary form was used as a device to
  provide multiple points of view without using
  an omniscient narrator
        Within the Novel
• Why use the letter format?
• POV: multiple

• gives the novel a sense of dramatic immediacy
  (events are revealed to the reader soon after
  they occur and a full picture of Celie’s
  character gradually emerges)

• Deep insight

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