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Unformatted text preview: In this letter to God, Celie confides that life is still unjust; Fonso beats her for flirting in church. Flirting with men, Celie tells God, is something completely foreign to her nature. She is frightened of men and for good cause. The men in her life have been brutal and callous. Celie doesn't even "look" at men. Instead, she looks at women. She trusts women; she forgives even her mother for the mad, raving verbal attacks described in Letter 2. We should realize at this point that a pattern of physical abuse is being established and repeated. As far as Celie knows, her mother never enjoyed her ever-pregnant life, which is why Celie urges Nettie to try for a little happiness with her suitor, Mr. ________. To Celie, even "one good year" seems like a very long time to be happy. "One good year" means one year in which Nettie won't be beaten or be very long time to be happy....
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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