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The Color Purple
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Top Ten Quotes

1) Mr. __’s father: “[Shug has the] nasty woman disease”

2) Celie: “beat her,” when asked by Harpo what to do with his unsubmissive wife

3) Celie: “For the first time in my life, I feel just right,” showing her love for Shug

4) Celie: “he just do his business, get off, go to sleep,” when talking about her sex life with Mr. __

5) Nettie: “The world is changing.  It is no longer a world just for boys and men,” when telling Tashi’s father why women’s education is so important

6) Nettie: “Pa is not our Pa,” when joyously telling Celie that her children are not the product of incest

7) Celie: “You a low down dog is what’s wrong.  It’s time to leave you and enter into the creation.  And your dead body just the welcome mat I need,” telling off Mr. __ for the first time

8) Nettie: “Not being tied to what God looks like, frees us,” acknowledging that she too believes in this universal kind of God

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