Ender Roles in the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker

The paper must analyze how the author and the text represent ideas of gender and focus on one main aspect, such as motherhood or fatherhood, assumptions about the nature of womanhood, etc… The only reference source needed is the novel itself, no outside research.Some questions to consider are: What characters best signify the authors intent? What other factors (race, class, family structure,etc…) contribute to this representation of gender identity?