The Color Purple | Study Guide

Alice Walker

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The Color Purple | Character Map

Celie Abused African American woman; searches for her identity Shug Blues singer Mr. ___ Domineering, conniving man; also called Albert Friends Sisters Stepfather Friends and lovers Lovers Stepson Spouses Son Stepfather Spouses Alphonso Physically, mentally, and sexually abusive man Harpo Man reformed by love; conflicted over gender roles Sofia Assertive, independent woman Nettie Educated, independent woman; goes on a mission to Africa
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