Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Fourteen

By Alice Walker

Letter Fourteen

  • Shug Avery is coming to town. She’s a singer and will be performing in the area.
  • Mr.__ gets all spruced up to see her. Celie knows why he’s primping himself, but she’s excited to see Shug Avery, too.
  • Celie thinks about Shug Avery all the time and hopes she can go see her. She doesn’t even care about hearing Shug sing, Celie just wants to lay eyes on the woman.