The Color Purple By Alice Walker: Celie and Nettie's Relationship
Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. This relationship between Celie and Shug is centered around the idea of. When Mr. ____ tells Celie that Nettie must leave their house, what does Mr. ______'s sisters allude to a romantic relationship between Mr. ______ and Shug. What common experience do Celie and Mr. ___ bond over, finally repairing their relationship? Jealousy of Shug's affairs; Racial activism in Georgia.
She displays emotional confusion, especially concerning Mr. At first, Nettie is also portrayed as being the stronger of the two sisters.
Though younger than Celie, Nettie often acts as her defender. She fights back against Mr. Celie is shown as passive and weak in nature, accepting without quarrel all that comes her way. However, Celie is capable of great sacrifice as she marries Mr. As the story progresses, Celie becomes stronger and is able to break away from oppression and hardship. The sisters also differ in their views and access to education.
Nettie is more intellectual and recognizes the value of education even from an early age. She tries to teach Celie everything she could, continuing to do so even in her letters once she moves to Africa, becoming a source of information of the outside world. Celie, however, never gets an opportunity to further her learning having to leave school after she became pregnant by the man she believes to be her father, Alphonso.
Unlike Celie, Nettie is educated and intelligent and is thus quite self-sufficient. In many ways, this was possible for Nettie only because of the sacrifices Celie made. Even though Celie is forced to leave school after she becomes pregnant, she keeps Pa away from Nettie so that she can continue her education.
Celie also marries Mr. By the time I git the tray ready for the food it be cold. By the time I git all the children ready for school it be dinner time. Both Celie and Nettie face gender inequality, but here too they differ in their reactions to it.
Celie adopts Shug Avery as a role model and eventually learns to fight back, leaving her husband and becoming a successful, happy and independent woman. Nettie escapes from this life of drudgery and virtual slavery by travelling to Africa as a missionary with Samuel and Corrine. You sure is looking fine Miss Nettie and stuff like that. I tried to ignore him and walk faster… I started to fight him, and The women of the Olinka tribe are not treated as equals, and are not permitted to attend school with the males.
The Olinka men also think less of Nettie because she is an unmarried woman travelling alone. Celie means she is taller than her friends. Celie means she is pregnant. Celie means she is growing older. Celie means she is overweight. How many times has Celie given birth? Who is the father? She has four children by the white man for whom her father works. She has three children by three different fathers.
She has two children by her father. She has one child by the school teacher. What does Celie believe has happend to her babies? Celie believes her father killed both babies. Celie believes her father sold both babies. Celie believes her father killed the first baby and sold the second. Celie believes God took both babies. Celie's father refuses to let Nettie marry Mr. How does Celie's father describe her to Mr. He says she is ugly, dumb, and unable to have any more children.
He also says she is a hard worker and good with children. He says she has able hips to help her bear children and do heavy labor. He also says she can sing and make a blueberry pie better than any he's tasted. He says she is quiet and will never talk back.
He also says she doesn't need much to eat and can get by with only two dresses. He says she is well educated and a good Christian. He also says she keeps a clean house, can care for farm animals, and doesn't need many material items. Why do both Nettie and Celie work so hard to become educated? Both girls are very competitive for the attention of their father and work hard to make him proud. Both girls are the first in their family to be allowed to attend school and are honored to have this opportunity.
Both girls aspire to open their own school house when they are older. Both girls understand they will have to be smart to get away from the life they are living.
What does Celie discover about her daughter? Celie discovers her daughter is still alive. Celie discovers her daughter is being raised by a man and his wife who run the general store in Monticello.
Celie discovers her daughter is in a orphanage in Georgia. Celie discovers her daughter is buried in the local cemetery. What does Nettie promise Celie she will do? Celie gives her sister the name of the Reverend who has Celie's daughter, and Nettie promises to write letters to Celie. She gives her sister an old Bible to help her find her way, and in return Nettie promises to never abandon her faith. Celie gives her sister a quilt she made from scraps of their old dresses and in return Nettie promises to send money to Celie to help her run away from Mr.
She gives her sister a photograph of the two of them, and in return Nettie promises to visit at least twice a year. Who is Shug Avery? She is a singer who travels the area performing. She is a school teacher who secretly continues to tutor Celie even though she is already married.
She knows Celie is smart and helps her to keep learning to one day get away from Mr. Her husband beat her and she ran away to the safety of her older brother. She is the wife of the Reverend. She helps Celie adjust to her new life as the wife of a selfish man and the mother of four children who hate her. The woman who is taking care of the son Celie's father took away from her after he was born B. The girl Harpo gets pregnant and later marries C.
The wife of the man who got Celie pregnant a third time D. Harpo's father and Celie advise Harpo to beat his wife. What happens when he does this? Sofia falls and has to be taken to the hospital. Sofia leaves Harpo and their children to live with her sister. Sofia calls the police and has Harpo arrested. Why is Celie jealous of Sofia? Celie tells Sofia that she is jealous of her ability to fight back.
Celie is jealous of Sofia's natural beauty. Celie is jealous because Sofia was able to keep all her children. Celie tells Sofia that she is jealous of her relationsip with Harpo. Assignment 2 Entries 1.
How does Shug end up staying with Mr. Shug's father dies and is buried near town. Shug's car breaks down as she is passing through town. Since she is black, the town mechanic tells her it will take a few weeks for him to fix it. When does Celie realize her husband's first name is Albert? Celie never knew her husband's name was Albert until Nettie told her. When Shug's father died, Celie heard the preacher call her husband "Albert.
Celie has never called her husband by his first name and is only vaguely aware that Albert is his name until Shug calls him that. Celie only learns her husband's first name after he dies.
How many children do Shug and Albert have together? Where are their children? They have three children who live with Shug's mother. They have two children who live with Shug's youngest sister.
They have five children, but three died. They live with Albert's sister. They have four children who live with two different adoptive families.
Why does Celie cherish the quilt she and Sofia are making? Though she thought she was unable to get pregnant, Celie realizes she is pregnant, and this quilt is for her new child. Shug donated her yellow dress for pieces. Celie wants the quilt so she has a piece of Shug near her always. This is the first quilt Celie has ever made. She is proud of the intricate design she and Sofia are making. Celie knows Sofia will be leaving soon, and this is the one thing she will have to remember her by.
What strange habit does Harpo suddenly develop? He sleeps on the floor instead of in bed with Sofia. He does the dishes and takes care of the children without being asked. He shaves his head completely bald. He eats all the time, stuffing himself as often as possible. Why does Sofia leave Harpo? Where does Sofia go? Sofia leaves Harpo because he is always trying to control her. She takes their children and goes to live with her sisters.
Sofia leaves Harpo because he is always trying to beat her.
She takes their children and goes to live with her mother. Sofia leaves Harpo because he is always running around with other women. Sofia leaves Harpo because he is not working or helping her around the house.
What kind of a business does Harpo start, and where does he open it? Harpo opens a jukejoint in his and Sofia's home. Harpo opens a restaurant in his and Sofia's home. Harpo opens a meat-packing operation in his and Sofia's home. Harpo opens a brothel in his and Sofia's home. Shug sings a song for Celie. What is the song about?
The song is about a woman who murders her husband and gets away with it. The song is about a woman who is hurt a lot but is rewarded in the end. The song is about a woman who runs away and finds a better life. The song is about a woman who has a no-good man doing her wrong again. Celie tells Shug that Mr. When Shug asks why, what is Celie's response?
Celie says it is because Mr. Celie says it is because she is Celie, not Shug. Celie says it is because she is Celie, not Nettie. Shug asks Celie if it bothers her when Albert and Shug sleep together. Celie tells her she dosen't mind. What are Celie's true feelings toward Shug? Celies loves Shug but resents Shug for sleeping with Albert each night. Celie loves Shug and has developed an attraction to her. Celie is also jealous of Albert's releationship with Shug.
Celie has no feelings for Shug but Celie is happy that Shug keeps Albert occupied. Celie hates Shug and is jealous of all the attention Shug gets from the men at the jukejoint.
Assignment 3 Entries 1. Who is Squeak, and how did she lose two of her teeth? Squeak is Harpo's girlfriend. She was walking home from church when a white man pulled up in a car. He tried to take advantage of her, but she fought back, losing two teeth in the process. She called Sofia a bitch and told her to stop dancing with her man. She then slapped Sofia, and Sofia punched her back, knocking out two of her teeth.
She was singing at the jukejoint one night when Sofia hit her with a bottle, knocking out two of her teeth. She talked back to Mr. Why is Sofia in jail? Sofia attacks Squeak when she sees her hugging Harpo. Harpo pulls Sofia off his girlfriend, and Sofia's date slugs Harpo for touching Sofia. The place gets so rowdy, the police arrive and Sofia is arrested with a number of others.
The store owner tries to cheat Sofia when she is buying cloth. She argues with him. He throws her out, keeping her money and not giving her any cloth. She bangs on the locked door and yells and is arrested for disrupting the peace. The mayor's wife asked Sofia if she would like to be her maid and Sofia said, "Hell no. She punched the mayor and was thrown in jail.
Sofia is in town and begins to feel sick. She cannot find a Colored bathroom, so she sneaks into the white bathroom. On her way out, she gets caught by a shop owner who immediately calls the police.
What is Sofia's job in jail? What is her attitude and mental state? Sofia works in the prison laundry and fights with the other prisoners to protect herself. However, she is starting to go crazy from all the stress and beatings.
Sofia works in the prison kitchen and is a model prisoner. However, she is starting to go crazy and thinks about murder all the time. Sofia works in the prison kitchen and has an occasional run-in with the warden. She is happy to be in prison because it is less work than being at home. Sofia works in the prison laundry and is a model prisoner. Who takes care of Sofia's children while she is in jail?
Squeak and Sofia's sisters take care of Sofia's children. Miz Millie and Sofia's sisters take care of Sofia's children. Squeak and Celie take care of Sofia's children. Squeak and Harpo take care of Sofia's children.
MULTIPLE CHOICE STUDY/QUIZ QUESTIONS The Color Purple
What is the plan for getting Sofia out of jail? To tell the warden Sofia is happy in jail and the way to really punish her is to make her work for a white woman B.
To ask for parole for good behavior, pleading for Sofia to be back with her six children and under house arrest C. To get dynamite from the people building a nearby bridge and bust her out one night D.
To try to make the case that Sofia is mentally unstable, getting her to a mental hospital or back home in the care of her family 7. Why is Squeak sent to talk to the warden? What happens while Squeak is with him? Squeak's father had done many favors for the warden, and Squeak thought this would give her the upper hand. The warden gets angry and beats Squeak for coming to him about Sofia. Squeak is sent because she related to the warden.
While she is there, the warden rapes her. Squeak had dated the warden a few years back. While she is there, she sleeps with him again. Squeak is sent because her mother is the warden's maid. While she is there, she agrees that her mother will go without pay for six months if he releases Sofia.
For whom does Sofia work when she is released from jail? She works for the owner of the dry-goods store where he makes her do humiliating work. She works at the jukejoint making BBQ for customers. She works at the church doing God's work and repenting for her sins.
She works for the same white woman who got her put in jail.
Walker's presentation of Celie and Shug's growing relationship.
When Sofia finally gets to see her family after five years, how long does she get to visit with them? Sofia gets to spend a week with her children because Miz Millie and her family are going out of town for the Christmas holiday.
Sofia only gets to visit with her family for about fifteen minutes because Miz Millie insists that she needs Sofia to ride with her. Sofia gets to spend an afternoon with her children because Miz Millie is feeling guilty about keeping Sofia from her children. Sofia gets to spent the night with her children because Miz Millie is going out of town for the night.
What about Shug's Christmas visit surprises Albert and Celie? Shug has come to live with Albert and Celie, not just for a Christmas visit. Shug brings Albert's children as a surprise for Albert and Celie. Shug surprises Albert and Celie with a new car. Shug surprises Albert and Celie with her new husband, Grady. What happens between Shug and Celie when Albert and Grady take the car for a long drive? Shug and Celie fight because Celie is jealous of Grady.
Nothing happens between Shug and Celie even though they have strong feelings for each other. Shug kisses Celie and Celie tells Shug to never do that again.
Shug and Celie are intimate and fall asleep in the same bed. What does Shug want Mary Agnes to do? Shug wants Mary Agnes to go to college. Shug wants Mary Agnes to sing in public. Shug wants Mary Agnes to leave Harpo. Shug wants Mary Agnes to have a baby to make Harpo happy. Assignment 4 Entries 1. What does Shug discover that Albert has been keeping from Celie?
Shug discovers Albert has been keeping the truth about Celie's children from her. Shug discovers Albert has been keeping Celie's children from her.
Shug discovers Albert has been keeping Nettie's letters from Celie. Shug discovers Albert has been keeping money from Celie's share of the jukejoint food sales. What does Celie want to do when she discovers Mr. She wants to kill him. She wants to humiliate him in front of Shug. She wants to leave him. She wants to confront him. Why didn't Albert marry Shug after she had his three children? Shug told Albert she couldn't marry someone without any money, and the land he had to live on wasn't going to be enough to support her in the lifestyle she wanted.
Shug made it clear she wanted no part in marrying Albert unless he wanted to follow her around the country to support her singing career. His father and brother told him Shug was trash since she had three kids and there was no way of proving they were all Albert's. His father wanted him to marry a good Christian and had already made arrangements with Mary Agnes's family for him to marry her. How do Celie and Shug get the rest of Nettie's letters without Albert's realizing they have them?
Shug confronts Albert about the letter and refuses to speak to him ever again if he doesn't come clean with Celie and let her have her letters. Shug leaves the key for Celie while she takes Albert to the jukejoint for the night to get drunk, thinking Celie should have enough time to read most of the letters.
Celie and Albert go to church while Shug goes through Albert's trunk to find the letters, later hiding them under Celie's pillow for her to read that night. Shug gets the keys to Albert's trunk. They steam open the envelopes, taking out the letters and putting the empty envelopes back in the trunk. Why did Albert keep Nettie's letters from Celie? On the day Nettie left, Albert tried to kiss her and drag her into the woods. When she was able to fight him off, he told her that she and Celie would never hear from each other again.
Albert kept the letters from Celie because he knew she would sit and read them when she should be working. Albert wanted complete control over Celie, so he would not let her have contact with anyone in her family. Albert kept the letters from Celie because he didn't want Nettie to return to his house. According to her letter, with whom does Nettie live? Nettie lives with her Aunt Mary, Uncle John, and their seven children.
Nettie lives with the school teacher and her husband. Nettie lives with Odessa, Sofia's sister. Where does Nettie go with the Reverend and his family? Nettie goes to India to care for Olivia and Adam.
Nettie goes to China to care for Olivia and Adam. Nettie goes to England to care for Olivia and Adam. Nettie goes to Africa to care for Olivia and Adam. Nettie thanks her old school teacher for something. Nettie is thankful her teacher taught her how to be patient with others when helping them learn new information.
Nettie is thankful her teacher taught her how to read and write. Nettie is thankful her teacher taught her how to understand money and how to manage what she has to survive. Nettie is thankful her teacher taught her how to learn on her own and helped foster in her a desire for learning.
What does Celie discover about the two children she had with her father? Celie discovers her children are living in an orphanage outside of town. Celie discovers her children are dead.
Celie discovers her children are living with their father's aunt. Celie discovers her children are alive and have been adopted by Samuel and Corrine. Why is Nettie so certain that their missionary work will be successful?
Nettie is certain they will succeed in their missionary work because they are black people going to Africa, working together to uplift black people everywhere. Nettie is certain they will succeed in their missionary work because God will lead them.
Nettie is certain they will succeed in their missionary work because they have love in their hearts. Nettie is certain they will succeed in their missionary work because they are all very intelligent. What surprises Nettie about slavery? That Africans used to capture their own people and sell them into the slave trade. America wasn't the only country that had slaves. Slaves used to be severely beaten and many died from cruel treatment.
People used to be auctioned off like cattle at town markets. Why does Shug suggest making pants for Celie? Shug wants pants for herself but she wants to see them on Celie first. Shug wants to distract Celie from her anger and grief.
Shug thinks Celie will look nicer in pants. Shug wants Celie to make pants to earn her own money.