Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Five

By Alice Walker

Letter Five

  • Pa beats Celie because he gets jealous that she might have winked at a boy. Celie says that she didn’t wink at any boy because she’s scared of men. She doesn’t even look at them anymore.
  • Celie wants Nettie to marry Mr.__ so the girl can get away from Pa.
  • For some reason, Celie has stopped having her period, so basically, she’s unable to have any more children.