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Education, 2016). Celie went on to talk about her sister and children coming home soon. He tried to throw off the statement of Nettie and her children by laughing and saying that she was talking crazy. When she stated that she knew for a fact that she had children living in Africa, his smile turned in to a nervous frown. He knew then that he was found out. He had been hiding the letters from her that her sister Nettie had written to her throughout the years. Another time where Celie asserted her power was when Albert stated that she wasn’t getting a dime from him if she left. She responded by asking, have she ever asked him anything? She said, she never asked him for anything not even his hand in marriage. Albert’s father challenges him to speak up to Celie and this is when Alberts goes into belittling Celie. He calls her ugly, skinny, funny shaped, too scared to open her mouth to people and says she is only fit to
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PART 2 4 be Shug’s maid. He goes into insulting her by comparing her to his first wife’s cleaning and cooking skills. “This is his use of symbols. Symbols are an arbitrary, ambiguous and abstract representative of phenomena or a symbolic nature of words” (Laureate Education, 2016). After she had enough insults, Celie asks him if any more letters from her sister come in and he responded by saying, “could be, could be not, who’s to say?” (Shmoop, 2016, p.1). This fueled her fire and she asserted her power once again and snatches a knife off the table. She closes in her proxemics to him as she places the knife to his throat, she states, “until you do right by me everything you think about is going to fail” (Shmoop, 2016, p. 1). Shug coaxes the knife out of
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