The Color Purple is about two sisters that went through hard times in two separate places. one is missionary in Africa and the other is a child wife living in the south Celie is being raped by her mother boyfriend but her mother doesn't pay her no attention. Celie got pregnant and the baby was taken away Celie mother also dies making her move to another home . On the other hand Netti had to watch all of this and she still has to be sold to a man so she can be their wife and would have to take care of the man kids and clean. This shows that these two girls goes through alot.