Letters 10–12: Summary and Analysis
Olivia: Celie’s daughter, taken from Celie at birth
The Reverend Mr.____ (Samuel): Olivia’s adopted father and husband to Corrine
Corrine: Olivia’s adopted mother
Kate and Carrie: Mr.____’s sisters
While Celie is at the dry goods store with Mr.____, she sees her daughter walking with Corrine. She begins to talk with Corrine and finds her to be a friendly and kind woman. When Corrine’s husband is late picking them up, Celie offers a ride to her and Olivia. They are ready to accept, but the reverend comes by and whisks them away. Corrine tells Celie a joke as they leave, and Mr.____ wants to know why Celie is so happy as he...
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