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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

  

by Alice Walker

The Color Purple Letter Nine Summary

  • On her wedding day, Mr.__’s twelve-year-old son, Harpo, tries to kill Celie by throwing a rock at her head. He doesn’t want a new mama.
  • Mr.__ has four children, two boys and two girls.
  • Celie can’t untangle the girls’ hair and realizes that their hair hasn’t been combed since their mother died.
  • While Mr.__ is "on top of" her, Celie thinks of Shug Avery.

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