Talking to her friend God

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Talking to her friend God, Celie uses the words "titties," "pussy," and "his thing" without any sense of  embarrassment. These words are the only words that Celie knows for these terms. Celie is an  innocent young girl who has been sexually abused by her father, and now she is confused as to why  it happened to her. So she asks all-knowing God:  why?  And in telling God what has happened, there  is nothing shocking about her language because it is the natural language of this black girl. What is  shocking is the fact that her father has raped her and has threatened more violence if she tells  anyone about it. The violence itself is shocking — not Celie's language. The reason why Celie writes to God is that she would like to tell her mother what happened, but  Celie's father has warned her not to — to tell "nobody but God,"  especially not 
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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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