Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Sixty

By Alice Walker

Letter Sixty

  • Shug and Celie sleep together but they’re like sisters, says Celie. She has no desire. Shug says that’ll pass—it’s just grief and being mad.
  • Shug tells Celie she should wear pants because it’s too hard to work in the fields with a dress on. They get their hands on some army material and make some.