Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Four

By Alice Walker

Letter Four

  • Pa marries a girl who is Celie’s age. Pa is on top of the poor girl all the time.
  • Nettie now has a boyfriend, an older man with three children whose wife was murdered by her jealous boyfriend. Celie refers to the boyfriend as "Mr. __."
  • Celie thinks that Nettie should focus on her schoolwork instead of getting stuck marrying a man who already has children.