Song of Solomon Essay | The Character Development of Milkman

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The Character Development of Milkman

Summary: This is an essay about the character of Milkman in the book Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.  It is an essay about his journey to discover his ancestry and himself.
In Song of Solomon Toni Morrison tells a story of one black man's journey toward an understanding of his own identity and his African American roots.  This black man, Macon "Milkman" Dead III, transforms throughout the novel from a naïve, egocentric, young man to a self-assured adult with an understanding of the importance of morals and family values.  Milkman is born into the burdens of the materialistic values of his father and the weight of a racist society.  Over the course of his journey into his family's past he discovers his family's values and ancestry, rids himself of the weight of his father's expectations and society's limitations, and literally learns to fly.

Morrison sets the stage with many explanations for Milkman's unlikable qualities.  Milkman's father, Macon Dead Jr., is an aristocratic black businessman.  Macon Dead prides himself on his...

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