The Color Purple Letters 61-63: Summary and Analysis

Alice Walker

Letters 61-63: Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Joseph: the guide of the missionaries

Tashi: a young Olinka girl and best friend of Olivia

Tashi’s mother (Catherine) and father: the parents

Summary
Celie starts to feel a little better now that she knows that Nettie is alive, but she still wonders about her children. Shug had told her that children that are born from an incestual relationship turn out to be “dunces.”

After a long, difficult journey, the missionaries arrive at the Olinka village. The Olinkas are surprised that the new missionaries are black and that there are two women among them. Samuel is asked by the villagers if Corrine or Nettie is the mother of the children, and...

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