The Color Purple - Key Quotes

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  • The Color Purple
    • A strong Central Character
      • Shug Avery
        • "Shug Avery finally say, Good thing i ain't your damn wife
      • Nettie
        • Good education
        • Went to Africa
      • Sofia
        • If she talking when Harpo and Mr- come in the room, she keep right on.
    • Exploitation of Women
      • "You gonna do what your mammy wouldn't.
      • "He start to choke me, saying You better shut up and git used to it."
      • "He look at me. It like he looking at the earth.
      • "Harpo ast his daddy why he beat me.... Cause she My wife."
      • "All women good for - he don't finish"
      • "Harpo want to know what to do to make sofia mind."
    • Religion
      • "Dear God"
      • "Long as i can spell G-O-D I got somebody along"
      • "And God done fixed her"
      • "You said your life made you feel so ashamed you couldn't even talk to god, you had to write it,"
      • "But leave it all to God"
      • "I don't write to God no more, i write to you."
      • "I ain't got religion"
      • "Amen"
    • Racist Society
      • "Not a finer looking on in the county. white or black."
      • "Or wind up in some white lady kitchen"
      • "She too black."
      • "Brother must like black, Shug Avery black as my shoe."
      • "You're a trifling nigger,"
      • "Harpo so black he think she bright, but she ain't that bright."
      • "she black as tar"
  • Exploitation of Women
    • "You gonna do what your mammy wouldn't.
    • "He start to choke me, saying You better shut up and git used to it."
    • "He look at me. It like he looking at the earth.
    • "Harpo ast his daddy why he beat me.... Cause she My wife."
    • "All women good for - he don't finish"
    • "Harpo want to know what to do to make sofia mind."

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