The Color Purple
Important Quotations Explained
say, I love you, Squeak. He kneel down and try to put his arms round
her waist. She stand up. My name Mary Agnes, she say.
sleep like sisters, me and Shug.
must have been a pathetic exchange. Our chief never learned English
beyond an occasional odd phrase he picked up from Joseph, who pronounces
us talk and talk about God, but I’m still adrift. Trying to chase
that old white man out of my head. I been so busy thinking bout
him I never truly notice nothing God make. Not a blade of corn (how
it do that?) not the color purple (where it come from?). . . .
act more manly than most men . . . he say. You know Shug will fight,
he say. Just like Sofia. She bound to live her life and be herself
no matter what.
Mr. ______ think all this is stuff men do. But Harpo not like this, I tell him. You not like this. What Shug got is womanly it seem like to me. Specially since she and Sofia the ones got it.
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