Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Fifty-Two

By Alice Walker

Letter Fifty-Two

  • Nettie’s first letter.
  • Nettie tells Celie to get away from Albert. When she’s leaving the house, Albert follows her and tries to rape her.
  • Because Nettie hurts him enough to get away, Albert says she’ll never hear from Celie and that Celie will never hear from Nettie again either.
  • Nettie ends up at the Reverend's place and recognized his daughter as Celie’s child, Olivia.