Harpo - Harpo'smistress,Squeak,...

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Harpo's mistress, Squeak, ventures into the world of violence for the first time and tangles with the  wrong woman. Normally, Squeak is passive — "Like me," Celie says, and we realize that Squeak did  not strike out stupidly at Sofia. Squeak was trying to defend her place in Harpo's life and her place in  Harpo's home, especially after she heard Harpo tell Sofia that his house, the jukejoint, was still  Sofia's house. In an almost parallel situation, Sofia slugs the white mayor, who is trying to patronize Sofia and take  her out of her own home in an effort to try and put her in his wife's kitchen. Sofia, like Squeak, is not  going to passively allow another woman to take her away from territory that is hers. But in the case of  the mayor, Sofia's violence encounters even a stronger violence than Sofia's — that is, the violence  of the white police. Sofia is overpowered and is sentenced to twelve years in prison. Ironically, Sofia's 
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