Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Twenty-Five

By Alice Walker

Letter Twenty-Five

  • Shug refuses to eat Celie’s food, essentially making fun of it because she’s used to more options, like orange juice and strawberries.
  • Celie eats in front of Shug—tasty ham, warm fresh biscuits, gravy, eggs, grits.
  • Shug sends Celie to get her some water, and when Celie returns, she can see that Shug secretly was eating some of Celie’s food. So, Celie succeeded in tempting Shug into eating food.
  • After Celie gets Shug to finally eat, Mr.__ admits that he’s been really scared.