Is Benjamin Franklin's assertion that the American Dream is attainable by anyone reflected in The Color Purple?

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Celie's experiences seem to support the idea that anyone can achieve the American Dream. Celie is a young black girl who was born in the American South in the first half of the twentieth century, prior even to the beginning of the Civil Rights era. Black people had few real rights and privileges, black girls even fewer, and uneducated black girls who live in rural areas fewer still. Celie is raped by her stepfather, the man who she believes to be her real father,...

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