In the first few letters

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In the first few letters, Celie tells God that she has been raped by her father and that she is pregnant  for the second time with his child. Celie's mother is quite ill and after cursing Celie, dies, leaving  Celie alone to face her father. Celie then turns her attention to protecting her sister, Nettie, from her  father's sexual advances. Celie soon marries Mr. _______ (later called Albert) after her father strikes  a bargain with the older widower, and Celie finds herself in a loveless marriage, caring for her  husband's four children and being regularly raped and beaten. Celie becomes fixated on Shug Avery,  a glamorous blues singer who is her husband's mistress. Several years later, Celie eagerly accepts  the responsibility of nursing Shug back to health, thus beginning a lifetime of friendship and love  between the two women.
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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.

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