The Color Purple

The Color Purple

by

Alice Walker

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The Color Purple: Letter 70 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Nettie, in another letter, tells how she and Samuel attempt to convince Corrine that Nettie is the children's biological aunt, and that Celie is their biological mother. But Corrine refuses to believe, even though she has observed Nettie's stomach and has seen no signs of childbirth.
Corrine's refusal to believe attests to the power of jealousy, how it can blind one to the truth despite all evidence to the contrary, how it can tear women in particular apart.
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