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Unformatted text preview: Shug's body may be sick, but we soon see that her spirit is clearly intact; in fact, her first words to Celie are loud, cackling, and cruel particularly when we consider how much Celie reveres this woman. "You sure is ugly," Shug tells Celie, which is probably the most dramatically reinforced proof that Celie has ever had of her own ugliness. She remembers that Fonso called her ugly, but here, Shug proclaims that Celie sure is ugly. The pain of hearing Shug confirm Celie's ugliness, however, isn't as painful to Celie as is the fact that Celie can't tell Shug to come in; she doesn't feel free to offer to take care of Shug. Celie doesn't feel that she has the right to offer help "It not my house." Celie feels like Mr._______'s slave; she doesn't even feel as though she is permitted to speak unless given permission to do so by Mr. doesn't even feel as though she is permitted to speak unless given permission to do so by Mr....
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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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