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Kim, Gilsoo. “The Quest for love and coexistence in Walker’s The Color Purple.” Studies on English Language & Literature. 33.1(2007): 1-20. Walker exposes a painful history of the black women producing the racial discrimination and the patriarchal ideology. These can destroy their bodies but can not destroy their spirit based on their African blackness. The spirit of resistance described in this novel is the black women’s product being struggled with the patriarchal ideology and the racial discrimination. The black women including Celie regain their lost identity by being free from sexual violence and segregational oppression. Through The Color Purple, Walker shows us a paradigm of the future-oriented new life by questing the communal love and coexistence after overcoming the racial and patriarchal ideology. This is the very message intended by Alice Walker in The Color Purple. (Kyonggi University)