Day 2

The Color Purple Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Trace the changes in Celie's emotional health during this section. How does she change, and what characters influence such changes? In particular, what is Shug's role?

    Celie begins to relax and enjoy herself. Shug's presence is both comforting and enticing to her. Celie nurses Shug back to health, and Shug opens her to a world of independence and glamour that Celie could only dream of prior to her visit. She also begins to feel attracted to Shug. Though Shug does not seem to reciprocate, Celie feels content to be in her presence. Mr._______ is so consumed with Shug that he stops beating Celie. Their mutual love for Shug creates a connection between Celie and her husband....

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