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In Chapter 1 Celie describes the violence and rape inflicted on her by Pa.
"He [Pa] never had a kine word to say to me. Just say You gonna do what your mammy wouldn’t. First he put his thing up gainst my hip and sort of wiggle it around. Then he grab hold my titties. Then he push his thing inside my pussy. When that hurt, I cry. He start to choke me, saying You better shut up and git used to it."
But I don’t never get used to it. And now I feels sick every time I be the one to cook. (Chapter 1 pg 4-5)