The Color Purple

Why does Shug suggest making pants for Celie? There are two reasons - one concrete in nature and the other is symbolic.

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1) Shug believes Celie shouldn't be plowing the fields in a dress.

2) Albert used to love when Shug wore his pants, he found them exciting. She said that her wearing a pair of pants was comperable to waving a red flag in front of a bull.


The Color Purple