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The Color Purple Chapter Summary & Analysis - Letters 73-79 Summary

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Letters 73-79 Summary

Celie is no longer writing to God; she now is writing to Nettie. She tells Shug, who is shocked and upset with Celie. She tells Celie to not be ungrateful, but Celie asks what God ever did for her or other poor black women. She says that God is a man, and he acts just like other men.

Shug asks Celie how she pictures God, and Celie tells her that he is white, with white hair, and blue eyes. Shug tells her that is why she does not go to church, because that is the God that appears there. She tells Celie, though, that there is another God besides the one in the white man's bible. She says that God lives in all of us. She says that we are born with God, and all we have to do is look inside and find it...

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