Throughout Celie's whole life she was beaten down and raped by the male figures in her life. Because of this she struggled finding her worth and how she viewed God. (Internal)
Mr.______ only sees me as an object; someone who takes care of the kids and cleans the house. I feel worthless and alone, I'm tired of being sexually and physically abused.
I feel like God doesn't listen or care for me, maybe he's like all the rest of the men in my life that have failed me. I should just write to Nettie instead.
Shug, I have stopped writing to God, I have become so distant.
Maybe you need to reimagine God, Celie. You told me you picture him as a white man with the beard
"I believe God inside you and inside everybody else. You come into the world with God. But only them that search for it inside find it. God ain't a he or she, but an It. I believe God is everything, everything that is, was or will be. And when you feel that, and be happy you feel that, you've found it. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back"
"Dear God. Dear stars, dear trees, dear sky, dear peoples. Dear everything. Dear God. Thank you for bringing my sister Nettie and her children home".