The Color Purple


Symbolism of laughter

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Characters that are depicted as laughing such as Corrine and Celie do so in the company of someone who is at that time experiencing pain or anger. As a result, laughing is a symbol of healing and regeneration.


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Important page references: 16, 39, 88 and 171

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