Squeak agrees to go to her white uncle and plead for Sofia

Squeak agrees to go to her white uncle and plead for Sofia...

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Squeak agrees to go to her white uncle and plead for Sofia, the woman whose children she has  been a stepmother to during Sofia's term in prison. Squeak's role as a mediator demands unusual  strength, but Celie recognizes the fierce spirit that is alive and strong within the tiny-voiced,  diminutive Squeak. "She carry on," says Celie, "Hair a little stringy, slip show, but she carry on." The  power of racism is strong enough to unite (1) Squeak and Sofia, these two women whom we saw  fighting between themselves not long ago, as well as unite (2) the dramatically dissimilar Celie and  Shug and Odessa. Letter 40 describes the women's plan: they intend to dress up Squeak like a white woman, which in  itself shows us how far the women are willing to go in order to try and manipulate the dominating  white power structure. They know that the odds aren't good, but they have hope.
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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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