Celie: The protagonist. She was raped by her stepfather and lost contact with her sister. She falls in love with Shug Avery and starts a relationship with her. She reevaluates her relationship with God and the people she's come to know.
“Just cause I love her don't take away none of her rights.”
“Who am I to tell her who to love? My job just to love her good and true myself.”
“Take off they pants, I say, and men look like frogs to me. No matter how you kiss 'em, as far as I'm concern, frogs is what they stay.”
“Well, I say, if words could kill, I'd be in the ambulance.”
“The news always sound crazy. People fussing and fighting and pointing fingers at other people, and never even looking for no peace.”
“Dear God: i am fourteen years old. I have always been a good girl. Maybe you can give me a sign letting me know what is happening to me...”
““I think she mine. My heart say she mine. But I don’t know she mine. If she mine, her name Olivia.””
Celie: Though Celie is at once stereotypical, not quite the child bride of a mobster, she is bold, fearless, witty, and has a heart of gold. Her casual, raucous speech patterns and her outgoing personality tend to steal the show. She jumps right off the page at you.
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