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At the tender age of fifteen Celie the main character in Alice Walkers The Color Purple is raped by whom she knows as her Pa Pa forces himself upon Celie and she gets big or pregnant not once but twice When Pa takes the children away the first a boy and the second a girl Celie believes that he kills them The reader gathers from her letters to God that she is not very educated and she seems a little on the dumb side She does not like or fully understand the idea of her children being taken away from her but knows that there is nothing she can do about it This realization is a crucial point in the development of Celies character She seems to understand that her life will always be rough and adapts to it by learning to ignore things she doesnt like She slips into her own world a happy place where no harm can enter and she is safe This adaptation will help her to get through life since it turns out to be a constant struggle Celies mother died not too long after she had her children Her mother cursed at her in her final words after she was told what her husband had done to Celie She had thought that Celie was sleeping around but when she found that the children were her husbands it killed her She was not happy about that and instantly blamed Celie After her mother died the rape continued and began for Nettie Celies younger sister Celie didnt want it to happen to Nettie for she loved her too much Celie told Nettie to run far away and never come back Fonso their stepfather then sold Celie to Mr He had no need for her anymore for he thought she was ugly and dumb while he wanted to keep Nettie whom he believed to be pretty all to himself He wouldnt
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