Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Thirty-Four

By Alice Walker

Letter Thirty-Four

  • Shug starts singing every weekend at Harpo’s and the two of them begin making a lot of money.
  • Shug tells Celie it’s time for her to go and Celie feels the same way she did when Nettie left.
  • Shug asks her what’s wrong. Celie admits that Mr.__ beats her when Shug’s not there. Why? Shug asks. Because I’m not you, Celie responds.
  • Shug gives Celie a hug and says that she’ll stay until she’s sure Albert won’t beat Celie again.