Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Six

By Alice Walker

Letter Six

  • Mr.__ asks for Nettie’s hand in marriage but Pa says no. He refuses because he says Nettie is too young and because of Mr.__’s relationship with a woman named Shug Avery.
  • Celie sees a picture of Shug Avery and dreams about her. Shug is apparently gorgeous and fashionable.
  • She mentions that Mr.__ carries a picture of Shug Avery in his wallet.