The Color Purple - Study Guide Letters 68-72 Summary & Analysis

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Celie writes that Shug tells her to pack her things; she is coming with her and Grady. Celie is in a daze realizing that her father is not her father. Her father was lynched, her mother was crazy and her kids are not a result of incest.

Celie and Shug go to see her father. Celie has only seen him once, in town with her stepmother, since she has left home. They dress nicely, and make the trip out to her old home. It is a bright, spring day, and Celie is shocked to see how lush and green the grounds are. She explains to Shug that the grounds used to flood every spring and never looked this good. When they get to the house, no one is there, so they get in the car to leave when her father pulls up.

Celie sees his...

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