"Until you do right by me, everything you think about is going to crumble." With these words, Celie breaks a cycle of abuse from Mister and sticks up for herself. Celie leaves her husband after she learns that her husband hides her sister's letters from her.
Sam plans to go shopping, and Pablo role plays the experience with him to make sure he has the correct vocabulary. Pablo teaches him the correct words for various pieces of clothing. Pablo, Lola, and Anna then agree to each purchase a separate piece of clothing for Sam to make up his wardrobe.
Mr. Keating emphasizes the real-world applicability of words, language, and poetry. He encourages his students to contemplate their life's purpose. The human race is full of passion- poetry, beauty, romance and life: the things people stay alive for. "The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"