Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Thirty-Eight

By Alice Walker

Letter Thirty-Eight

  • Celie, Mr.__, Harpo, and Shug go to visit Sofia in prison.
  • Sofia works in the prison laundry. She survives by acting just like Celie acts with Mr.__; she’s completely subservient.
  • She’s supposed to be in jail for twelve years.
  • Squeak and Sofia’s sister Odessa take care of Sofia’s children.