Shug knew of all of the opportunities that existed out in the world, she had seen a lot of it because she was a singer that toured around a lot.
They become friends and often visit each other’s homes and chat on the porch while sewing. He not such a bad looking man you know, when you come right down to it.
And now it do begin to look like he got a lot of feeling hind his face.” (Walker, pg.
Celie takes all of this treatment in stride, this is the only life that she has known.
She thinks that since she is only a woman this is the way that she is supposed to be treated.
First allowing herself to be raped and bearing his children and taking his abuse.
Then on to the abuse that her “husband”, Mr.____ shows towards her.
Walker’s writing’s helped to break the racial barrier that existed in some people’s minds.
One way that the barrier was destroyed was through Walker’s depiction of an imperfect black person.
This character gives Celie the love and the respect that she always lacked. This person gave her all of these feelings as well as a fresh new start and a new outlook on life. Shug is the one who gave Celie her new outlook on life.
Celie was given the sense of being, a sense that she was a real person. “For Walker, redemptive love requires female bonding.” (Prescott) This person became her lover. Shug Avery was an old lover of Celie’s husband, Mr.____. She began to treat Celie as a real person should be treated.