The Color Purple
The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
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Samuel

Character Analysis

Samuel is the kind minister who takes Nettie in after she escapes both Pa and Mr.__. As Nettie spends time with Samuel, she realizes that not all black men are aggressive and bent on dominating women, which had unfortunately been her impression based on her experiences with Pa and Mr.__. Eventually, after his wife passes away, Samuel marries Nettie.

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