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Unformatted text preview: Here, we realize that Celie doesn't write to God about packing her things, or about her wedding ceremony, or even about moving into a new home. Her opening lines concern violence: "I spend my wedding day running from the oldest boy." On Celie's wedding day, this twelve-year-old hellion, who will be her stepson, bashes her in the head with a rock. Celie bandages her head and begins to function automatically, revealing that she accepts the fact that this chaos and violence will probably be a pattern throughout the rest of her life. It will be a pattern which she will simply have to cope with. There is nothing "special" about Celie's wedding day until nighttime, when she is dutifully lying beneath Mr. _______. Then, she unselfishly and lovingly thinks of Nettie's welfare. Now that Nettie and Celie are separated, they can no longer try to protect one another. Celie's thoughts are of Nettie, and Celie are separated, they can no longer try to protect one another....
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.
- Fall '11