Author(s): Yasemin A?CI, Sibel NENN?
In this study Walker’s novel The Color Purple and Grimke’s work Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman were analyzed in terms of feminism indicators and feminist views in these works were tried to reveal. The purpose of the study is to depict the feminist aspects of these two works. Generating the study, literature review was used. It is seen that to Walker and Grimke, being black women is much more difficult than being white women. In both works, authors use letter technique to convey their feminist views. Grimke metions about the equality of men and women that should exist in society. Even though she is not black woman, she defends the rights of black women. To her, both men and women were created equally, so they should have the same rights in society. There must not be superiority between sexes. Likewise, in novel of Walker feminist views can be seen clearly. To her, gender and racism is two things with which black woman should struggle. The consequence of the study is that both Walker and Grimke’s works include feminist views. Both reveal that there is inequality in society considering the sexes’ conditions.