Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Fifty-Four

By Alice Walker

Letter Fifty-Four

  • Nettie’s third letter.
  • Nettie realizes that Celie isn’t getting any of her letters.
  • Nettie can’t find any work in town and is afraid she’ll have to leave—and leave Celie behind.
  • Corrine and Samuel plan to go be missionaries in Africa. Nettie is sad to be leaving them as well.