The Color Purple

After her husband dies, Tashi's mother is made an honorary man. What important decision does this empower her to make? What does this tell us about the roles of men and women?

Entries 61-68.

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This tells us that the only way a woman gets more rights is through a patriarchal system, in this case birthing more males.

Catherine is treated differently from other women after her husband dies. She is treated as an “honorary man” because of the fact that she had so many male children. With this title, she does not have to re-marry.