The Color Purple - Study Guide Letters 1-5 Summary & Analysis

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Celie begins her story with a quote from her sexually abusive father and then begins her letter writing to God. At the start of the story, she is 14 years old and her mother is refusing to have sex with her father due to just having a baby. Her father then decides to begin sexually abusing Celie. He also tells Celie he is going to keep doing it.

Celie's mother has died. Even up to her death, Celie's mother was demanding and mean to Celie, especially when Celie became pregnant. After Celie has her baby girl, she believes that her father took the baby to the woods and killed it. Now she is pregnant again.

Celie's father begins ignoring the pregnant Celie and starts looking at Nettie, Celie's younger sister. Celie then has a boy, and her father once again takes the boy from her. Celie...

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