Symbolism of the eyes with references
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The saying 'the eyes are the window to the soul' is very true in this novel. Mr. ________ covers his eyes when Shug is sick to conceal his hurt. When Celie says Olivia "got my eyes" we make the inference that women, just as they share much the same treatment, also share the same souls.
Important page references: 14, 42, 51 and 56