The Color Purple - Letters 59-61 Summary & Analysis

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Letters 59-61 Summary

Celie writes about how she cries as she reads about Nettie getting settled in Africa. Mr. ____ returns home, and she has to hide the letters. Shug asks if Celie can handle herself with Mr. ____, and Celie wants to know how she can kill Mr. ____. Shug tries to get Celie off the idea of murdering Mr. ____ and reminds her about Christ's commandments and her wanting to see Nettie one day. However, Celie is still attached to the idea of killing him. Shug pleads with Celie telling her that she needs Celie, too, and Celie tells her to get Grady and Mr. ____ to let Shug sleep with Celie while she is staying with them. She does.

Celie sleeps with Shug as if they are sisters, and she never gets aroused. She thinks she is dead. Shug explains that she is just grieving. Shug tells Celie that, in...

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