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For Celie, the sexual relationship was something that had nothing to do with love or passion, especially, because Albert did not love her. Before Shug, the sexual. In the Exposition of The Color Purple, the relationship between Celie and Shug begins purely from a picture. With this picture, Celie for the first. Celie is fascinated by Shug from the omoment she sees Mr___'s picture of her. When she turns up on their doorstep, dangerously ill but with.
She also recognises latent talent in Mary Agnes, helping her to establish a career as a blues singer. She has many unorthodox views about life, relationships and religion and takes her bisexuality for granted, enjoying sleeping with both men and women. Instead of fearing his image as a white patriarchal male, she admires him as a spirit that inhabits every aspect of earthly life.
She has little time for any religious teaching that she considers to have been inspired by men, especially white men. Shug confesses that she loves men with passion but never intends to be subordinate to any of them.
To Celie, Shug is a great source of strength. Although her morality is unconventional she can at times make a strong moral stand, for example when she succeeds in persuading Albert to stop beating Celie and to attempt to be tender with her instead of just using her as a sex object. It is Shug also who gives Celie an escape route, taking her to Memphis and supporting her financially and emotionally until Celie is able to support herself.
In this sense Shug is a symbol of freedom and fulfilment, showing a generosity of spirit that is lacking in many of the men who feature in the narrative. Immaturity In a sense Shug is naive and childish.
In spite of her apparent sophistication and prosperity, the house in Memphis is not an elegant or tasteful dwelling, decorated as it is with statues of elephants and turtles and painted bright pink.
She leads an irresponsible nomadic existence in many ways, appearing to give little thought to her three children and only trying to make contact with them towards the end of the novel. In her single-minded pursuit of Germaine she does not think about the pain this causes others. Celie always accepted the role imposed by Albert. Therefore, she had low self -esteem. He always said that she was ugly, skinny, useless and worthless.
Because of Shug, Albert starts to see Celie as a human being too. Thus, for the first time, Celie can feel herself as person. And then she says she setting in with Shug and Mr. First time I think about the world.
What the world got to do with anything, I think. Then I see myself sitting there quilting tween Shug Avery and My.
He have you life, good health, and a good woman that love you to death. Anyhow, I 5 say, the God I been praying and writing to is a man. And act just like all the other mens I know. Trifling, forgetful and lowdown. She say, Miss Celie, You better hush. God might hear you.
Let im hear me, I say. If he ever listened to poor colored women the world would be a different place, I can tell you. Then, in the end, Celie directed her letters to all the living creatures and find peace to her soul in God. Then she reacts to Albert for the first time during a quarrel at a dinner, when she decides to leave him and live with Shug. He look over at me. I thought you was finally happy, he say.
And your dead body just the welcome mat I need. All round the table folkses mouths be dropping open. You took my sister Nettie away from me, I say, And she was the only person love me in the world. Oh, hold on hell, I say. You made my life a hell on earth. I jab my case knife in his hand p.
Once Shug was the only person Celie loved besides Nettie, she became affectively dependent on her. However, Shug had to leave Celie and then she had to learn to take care of herself and become independent.
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Celie is now conscious that she has to take control of her life: I love you, I say. When Shug returns after a certain time, Celie has a business, making pants.
It means that she conquered respect, freedom and now she took control of her own life. Now she is a mature person and free. Her growth is complete because she possess a house her step-father left her, after deadshe controls her life and she comes together with her sister and her children who come from Africa to know stay with her. He asks Celie to come back marry him.
That means Albert has no power over her and she is really a completely free and mature woman.