The Color Purple
The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
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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.

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