the color purple Essay

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Main characters Celie: She is a young afro-American female with a look of self esteem who get’s married off and emotionally/ physically abused by Mr.____ , and she is 14- 19 years old. Nettie: Celie’s sister. She is smart and the only person in the world that love Celie. After being nearly raped by her father and Mr.____ she is forced to leave Celie. She is 13- 16 years old. Mr.____: Celie’s husband. Tried to marry Nettie first. His first wife was shot by her boyfriend. He is abusive to Celie and sleeps around with Shug Avery his true love. He is 30- 40 years old. Shug Avery: Mr.____’s lover. Considered a tramp to the religious. R and B singer. He is 25- 35 years old. Harpo: Mr.____’s son. He is 8- 16 years old. Harpo gives Celie trouble the first moment they meet (by throwing a rock at her head). He falls in love with Sophia, gets her pregnant and eventually marries her. To his dismay unlike Celie, Sophia doesn’t obey. Sophia: A girl who gets pregnant by Harpo known for fighting back unlike Celie. Harpo marries Sophia after the baby’s birth. She is 16 years old. Vocabulary 1. Gluttons- noun, , Then some is gluttons, page 61. 2. Hansker- noun, , She sit down and start to fan herself with a hansker, page 32. 3. Clabber- noun, , Eat his clabber and cornbread with the glass near bout to his nose, page 64. 4. Chifferobe- noun, , Nothing but church going clothes in my chifferobe, page 77. From the internet: 1. A person who eats or consumes immoderate amounts of food and drink. 2. A person with an inordinate capacity to receive or withstand something: a glutton for punishment. 1. milk that has soured and thickened; curdled milk. 1. raw milk that has soured and thickened a piece of furniture having both drawers and space for hanging clothes. I don’t like the writing style of the author sometimes because she intentionally uses bad spelling

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