The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
The Color Purple Letter Twenty-Three Summary
- Celie says Shug is really sick, but she’s evil and that’s keeping her alive.
- Mr.__ worries over Shug day and night. Shug, however, doesn’t even let Mr.__ hold her hand and is constantly insulting him. She even calls Mr.__ "Albert."
- Mr.__ tells Celie that Shug is staying and there’s nothing Celie can do about it. Celie, however, replies genuinely, saying she wants Shug to stay.