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Character Analysis

Pa is a remorseless child molester at the beginning of the book, and unfortunately no better at the end of his life. He has a fetish for teenage girls, and our first introduction to him is when he rapes his fourteen-year-old step-daughter, Celie. He seems to only value women for sex and take care of his home. Even as an old man when Celie confronts him about not being her real father, Pa feels no guilt about his treatment of Celie. He’s also married to a fifteen-year-old girl named Daisy.

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