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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

  

by Alice Walker

The Color Purple Letter Thirteen Summary

  • When Harpo asks Mr.__ why he beats Celie, he replies that he beats her because she’s his wife and she’s stubborn.
  • Mr.__ beats Celie with his belt. She tries not to cry.
  • Harpo confides in Celie that he’s in love with a girl. Harpo is seventeen now and wants to marry the girl. The only problem is, he’s never talked to the girl, he’s only winked at her in church.

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