The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
The Color Purple Letter Forty-Three Summary
- Sofia gets out of jail after all.
- Sofia says she doesn’t understand why they haven’t already killed "them" all off, by which she means white people.
- She and Celie are sitting and talking while Sofia watches the mayor’s kids. She’s been released from jail to go serve a white woman—the mayor’s wife, the one that got her jailed in the first place.
- The boy that Sofia has to watch over is a terror, and Sofia gets back at him for his poor treatment of her. The mayor’s wife is too scared of Sofia to even stand next to her.
- The little girl, Eleanor Jane, is a sweet little thing. She seems to really love Sofia. Sofia wonders why she was born and Celie says, well, we don’t wonder that about African-Americans, do we now?
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