Albert immediately takes a romantic interest in Nettie and lets her stay, where she and Celie promise to write each other should they ever be separated. These letters, full of educated, firsthand observation of African life, form a moving counterpoint to Celie's life. Meanwhile, Nettie and Samuel marry and prepare to return to America. His eldest son Harpo marries his girlfriend Sofia, a strong-willed, boisterous character, and Celie is shocked to find her running a matriarchal household. After he fails, he asks Celie what to do.
Shug remains a gentle mentor who helps Celie evolve into an independent and assertive woman. Nobody was going to do the book. Alphonso has already impregnated Celie once, a pregnancy that resulted in the birth of a boy she named Adam, but Alphonso took the baby away shortly after his birth. Nettie finds that while there is not racial disparity in Africa, gender disparity exists. The Revival on broadway lasted between 2015 and 2017 and starred as Celie. Shug not only influences the way that Celie allows Mister to treat her, but also shows Celie that actions deemed sinful by others may not truly be evil or transgressive and that they do not prevent one from believing in and living for God, thereby broadening Celie's views on religion and ethics. They introduce one another to their respective families as the novel ends.
In solidarity, Adam undergoes the same facial scarring ritual. When Shug Avery comes to town, Mister falls for her and makes her his mistress. You will not be disappointed. The book received greater scrutiny amidst controversy surrounding the release of the in 1985. Spielberg received his first at the for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures. The letters indicate that Nettie befriended a missionary couple, Samuel and Corrine, the well-dressed woman that Celie saw in the store, whom Nettie eventually accompanied to Africa to do missionary work. About Author Alice Malsenior Walker: The writer of The Color Purple is an American writer.
Harpo and Sofia have five more children in short order. Walker also won the in 1983. It is also Shug who frees Celie from Mister's bondage, first by loving her, then by helping her to start a custom sewing business. From another director, this might be fatally confusing, but Mr. In the end, Albert realizes that he has mistreated Celie and seeks a friendship with her. Mister's father then leaves in disgust. Celie, however, never receives any letters and concludes that her sister is dead.
Sofia is imprisoned and separated from her children after being instigated into a violent confrontation that results in a riot. Celie and Shug realize that Johnson has been hiding Nettie's letters from Celie; while he and Grady are out drinking, the two search the house and find a hidden compartment under the floorboards filled with dozens and dozens of letters. At first, Shug doesn't appear to be the mothering and nurturing kind, yet she nurtures Celie physically, spiritually, and emotionally. At a family gathering including the Johnsons, the Averys, and Sofia's family, Celie finally speaks up against Albert, to Shug and Sofia's delight, who breaks her silence and finds her old fighting spirit, which prompts Harpo's new wife to stand up for herself as well. He made the book live again.
A major box-office hit, The Color Purple was nominated for eleven Oscars. Realizing that Adam and Olivia are Celie's children, Nettie then learns that Alphonso is actually her and Celie's stepfather. Though nominated for eleven , it won none. Able at last to stand up to her husband, Celie leaves him to search for a new life on her own. Through explaining her experiences to Celie, Nettie encourages Celie to be more enthusiastic and optimistic about life. He later gives her away to be married to Mister, who is in love with Shug Avery, a blues singer.
The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award—nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Her fear towards her husband is frighteningly real, as is her silent rebellious side that ventures outwards in the last section of the film. From Shug, Celie learns that Mister, now revealed as Albert, has been hiding letters written to her by her sister Nettie, who is in Africa working as a missionary. On December 1, 2005, a of the novel based on the film opened at in New York City. Later, Corrine dies, finally having accepted Nettie's story.
Johnson continues to berate Celie, who then threatens and curses him. Sofia is eventually released and begins working for Miss Millie, which she detests. Danny Glover paints a horrific image of a cruel husband, and still manages to give us a valid reason why he acts the way he does, before a moving conclusion to his character's development. The film was co-produced by Quincy Jones, who also wrote the score. Emboldened by this, Celie begins rifling through her husband's belongings and finds Nettie's letters.