This letter is filled with Celie's ecstatic anticipation of Shug Avery's coming to town — even though Celie herself won't be going to hear Shug's performance. Nevertheless, Celie aches just to see, "just to lay eyes on" this beautiful creature from seemingly another world (another star in the universe). Symbolically, note that Shug will be singing at the Lucky Star club; Shug will eventually be Celie's "lucky star." It is completely natural that Mr. ________ would expect Celie to help him look his very best for "the other woman," his mistress, Shug. To him, Celie is more a slave than a wife. But Celie doesn't mind this time because she wants Mr. ________ to see Shug so that she can learn more about her. She has been living vicariously through Mr. ________ when he is with Shug. In Letter 6, Celie saw Shug in a single snapshot. Now, Celie sees that Mr. ________ has sixty pink
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