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Kym Hough6th HourThe major characters in the Book The Color Purple by Alice Walker are Celie Nettie Shug Avery and Mister Celie is the narrator of most of the diary formed book She is a black woman living in the first have of the 20th century Celie was raped by her father when she was 15 and had 2 children which were taken away from her Her father makes her marry Mister Mister makes Celie more of a slave then a wife Celie has to take care of him and his children He also beats her Because of Mr Celie has basically no self-esteem The only person Celie has that loves her is her sister Nettie Nettie is younger then Celie and is also more educated Nettie ends up as a missionary in Africa helping raise Celies children Shug Avery is Misters mistress She starts out very mean to Celie but ends up becoming the second person to love and care for Celie Shug is a singer who is well known The most important lesson of the novel is how if a person is strong enough they can get through anything Celie is pretty down on herself and sometimes wonders why shes alive She hangs in there and eventually ends up happy through the love of her sister and ShugDuring the time of the novel blacks treat there own race poorly Celies father rapes her and makes her marry someone that doesnt even love her Nothing happens to her father for doing this This is common for the time Regardless of how horrible Celie is treated her instinct to survive never failsAs the book progresses Celie finally realizes if you stick up for yourself and do what you want to do instead of being put down you can achieve anything After Celie is poorly treated by her father and Mister Shug helps Celie realize she is a strong woman Celie finally gets the
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