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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

  

by Alice Walker

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Alphonso

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 stepdaughter, Celie. He seems to only value women for sex and their ability to 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.

Alphonso Timeline
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