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08-16-2005, 08:20 PM
The color purple is a book that will keep you interested from the begining to end. It tells the story of a young girl forced into a marriage with an older man by her father, who got her pregnant twice each time ripping the bebies from her arms. Parts of it are pretty desturbing, but once you get passed them its a great book.

08-16-2005, 08:21 PM
It sounds like a sad book. Was this a historical injustice book? Or does it take place in a modern third world country?

08-16-2005, 08:27 PM
I'm not quite sure on the time frame, but I'm guessing in the 20s or 30s. I do know it took place in america. Its also made into a good movie staring whopi goldburg and oprah.

08-16-2005, 08:51 PM
I didn't even know that happened in America. I was thinking of Iraq or Aganistan, not America. Wow...I'll look for it.

Vennila X Vana
08-16-2005, 10:55 PM
I had heard a lot about that book, why is it called The Color Purple? It sounds like a book I would enjoy [especially right now...]

You know what the color purple itself makes me think of? That little kids book Harold and the Purple Crayon.

08-17-2005, 01:00 AM
I read that book in elementy school. I wouldn't classify it as a book. There are no words. According to a website (don't laugh; this wasn't research) A copy of a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together). I don't really think it is worth debating, but I don't think Harold and the Purple Crayon is a book.

Vennila X Vana
08-17-2005, 12:56 PM
Well...I don't care if it wasn't a book! It still holds a special place in my heart.

haha, JEM where do you find things like this out? And admit it, you loved Harold and the Purple Crayon.

08-17-2005, 01:02 PM
After accumulating a couple more hours of research (actually about 45 seconds), I relized that coffee table books don't have any words in them either. Some photography books are wordless too. So I guess it is a book.:(

Vennila X Vana
08-17-2005, 01:54 PM
haha yeah, I didn't even have to support my answer and I still won.

Victory is sweet.

08-17-2005, 05:34 PM
"I have not yet begun to fight." -John Paul Jones, 1779 (I looked up the date).

Okay let me rephrase what I said previously. This is not a book it is a(n) album, atlas, bestseller, bible, booklet, brochure, codex, compendium, copy, dictionary, dissertation, edition, encyclopedia, essay, fiction, folio, handbook, hardcover, leaflet, lexicon, magazine, manual, monograph, nonfiction, novel, octavo, offprint, omnibus, opus, opuscule, pamphlet, paperback, periodical, portfolio, preprint, primer, publication, quarto, reader, reprint, scroll, softcover, speller, text, textbook, thesaurus, tome, tract, treatise, volume, work, writing, but not a book. That sentence might be a little redunant.

Since I now know I can say url's I got these from thesaurus.com.

Argue all you want!:D

Vennila X Vana
08-17-2005, 11:04 PM
Argue against you? What do you think I am crazy? haha, this is not worth arguing though. Harold and his Purple Crayon both retain their honor.

08-17-2005, 11:09 PM
You must not know the story of John Paul Jones.

His ship was sinking beneath him, when he exclaimed his favorite quote. Three hours later he won the battle. My ship is sinking beneath me. So I exclaim, "I have not yet begun to fight!"

Debate, don't argue, against me.

Vennila X Vana
08-17-2005, 11:11 PM
Yeah. American History is one of my favorite subjects.

Now, quick, off the top of your head [I mean after you answer my PM] what was the name of his ship?

08-17-2005, 11:43 PM
Ahh, Ahh, Ahh, I don't know. I'm a failure in life. I guess I might have to RESEARCH Woo-hoo, lets open up google. Ahh-ha the Ranger. I knew it all along.

09-14-2005, 09:26 AM
You two had me laughing fits. You should meet and we could transcribe the dialogues. You'd make a great book. A book of dialogues is a book aye? :)

Vennila X Vana
09-14-2005, 08:14 PM
Joseph and I had you laughing fits? haha, we're pretty awesome like that. haha I don't know if anyone would want to read about us answering knowledge bowl questions.

Actually someone in my English class read the color purple and they had the question why is it called that? So I myself haven't read it but here's some guesses we had:

1. It's the color of bruises
2. She's a lesbian and homosexuality had at some point and maybe still is associated with that color
3. The purple heart means you've been really brave so maybe that's why?

Anyone any other guesses?

09-15-2005, 07:50 AM
On your way to becoming a literary critiquer? :)

09-15-2005, 08:54 PM
Have any of even read the book, or even seen the movie? :wondering

09-15-2005, 09:42 PM
I read (well looked at the pictures...no words; no book...right no names?) the story, but I didn't know they made a movie. It must have been very short.

09-16-2005, 05:22 AM
I haven't :oh:

09-19-2005, 09:34 PM
Creative and purposeful use of internet search engines! Yay!

09-19-2005, 10:57 PM
You can never use search engines enough. For example how could I find some lovely poems from around 1909 by an american who likes trees?:)

Vennila X Vana
09-20-2005, 04:08 PM
Oh, no, Joseph and I never use search engines, all this knowledge from the top of our heads :amuse:

Oh god, the trees. Will the scarring ever cease!?

09-21-2005, 08:29 PM
again points for good use of the internet :)