The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
The Color Purple Letter Seventy-Nine Summary
- Mr.__ comes to Sofia’s mother’s funeral. Afterwards, Sofia tells Celia that he’s changing—he actually works and he even cooks and cleans.
- Mr.__ and Celie talk. They talk about Henrietta, Sofia’s youngest daughter, who has some kind of blood disease. (It’s unnamed in the novel but we suspect it’s sickle cell.)
- Celie is really surprised that she can actually hold a conversation with Mr.__ now, and he’s actually being generally nice.
- Sofia describes how Mr.__ almost died. When he sent Celie the rest of Nettie’s letters, he started to improve. It was his guilt making him so sick.
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