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Essay | Song of Solomon: Guitar's Story

This student essay consists of approximately 5 pages of analysis of Song of Solomon.
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Song of Solomon: Guitar's Story

Summary: Explores themes in Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison. Analyzes the character Guitar and his motives for belonging to the Days, and for trying to kill Milkman. Questions how does he justify violence. Discusses if Morrison's novel enables us to see Guitar's point of view and justify his actions.
Toni Morrison through Song of Solomon creates a world of opposition and hostility, a world of differences. Through inventing characters with distinct personalities, Morrison is able to present everyone's special story. Milkman, like his father, is a character trapped by greed for the material world and is unable to escape this control. He must live through his own circumstances, a life of privilege and power but ignorance and blindness. In a like manner, the submissive women must deal with male dominance. Although the novel's emphasis is certainly on Milkman's personal coming-of-age, Morrison gives readers another character's story to follow--Guitar's. Guitar is different from Milkman, and readers are able to notice their disparities early in the novel. With a radical hatred toward the whites, he wishes to avenge his fellow blacks of all their evils. Uncommonly acute, he, unlike the insensible Milkman, knows about what is...

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