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Essay | Tainted by Education: Characters in Song of Solomon

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Tainted by Education: Characters in Song of Solomon

Summary: Through the characters in her work Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison shows how education plays a profound role in an individual's perspective on life. She is saying in effect that one must have an education based on experience in order to be able to achieve a healthy sense of self-awareness. The characters in Song of Solomon display the degree to which they are tainted by their education, their sense of perspective having been forever altered by their environment and by events that they endured as children.
There is an old Confucian adage that says: "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime." The two sentences have more than a grain of truth to them, for they emphasize the essential truth of education: that the purpose of education is not to teach us about the world, but rather to give us the tools and skills necessary to percieve in our own light, and deal with it as we see fit. Characters such as the two Deads are clear examples of how education leaves a profound impact on point of view at life, and how the shortcommings of can lead to an incomplete development of a personality. It is clear that emphasis is placed on the enviroment in which the education takes place as...

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