Study Guide

The Color Purple Letter Two

By Alice Walker

Letter Two

  • Celie starts her letter letting us know that her mother has died, but she also gives us some information on what happened before her mother passed away.
  • Celie’s mom is pretty critical of her daughter, and also wants to know who is the daddy of Celie’s baby is. Celie answers, "God."
  • After Celie gives birth (OK, Celie puts it this way: "then that little baby come out my pussy"), her mom wants to know where the baby went. Celie says, "God took it" (read: Pa got rid of the baby to hide the evidence that he’s a child molester).
  • Celie has given birth to a second child now.