Celie A young black Georgia girl who faces adulthood believing that she has been raped by her father and that he killed both of their babies. The novel examines her struggle to find love, self-esteem, and continuing courage despite harsh setbacks.Nettie Celie's sister. Celie loves Nettie more than anyone else in the world.Fonso Celie and Nettie's stepfather; shortly after their father is killed, he marries their widowed mother.Mr. ________ / Albert The moody, vicious man whom Fonso chooses as Celie's husband.Celie's Mother She loses her mind after her husband is lynched, mutilated, and burned. After she marries Fonso, she is constantly pregnant and ill.Annie Julia Albert's wife who is killed by her boyfriend while coming home from church.Shug (Lilly) Avery A blues singing, no-nonsense woman who teaches Celie about love and self-esteem.
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Nettie Celie, Annie Julia Albert, Harpo Albert, young black Georgia