The Color Purple
The Color Purple Letter Twenty-Eight Summary
- Sofia and Celie are working on a quilt that has pieces of one of Shug’s yellow dresses in it.
- Sofia confides in Celie how much Harpo is eating. He’s just eating and eating and eating, even when he isn’t hungry.
- Celie comes up with reasons why Harpo might be eating so much: Maybe he has a tapeworm. Maybe he’s just been working really hard
- Celie then observes Harpo’s ridiculous new eating habits for herself.
- People start to tease Harpo and ask him, "When is it due?" because he’s gaining so much weight.