Purple, the color purple, represents what’s beautiful in the world, the good things in creation. “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it,” writes Alice Walker in The Color Purple, her great, brutal novel of racism and sexism. In the script for its somewhat less brutal musical adaptation, the playwright Marsha Norman changed the line — “I think it piss God off if anybody even walk by the color purple in a field and not notice it” — but the point is the same: Amid horror, there is beauty.
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