Sula Essay | Yin and Yang in "Sula"

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Yin and Yang in "Sula"

Summary: In Toni Morrison's "Sula," Nel is the good character and Sula is the evil character, a type of yin and yang found in Chinese philosophy. Nel follow the stereotypes of what a woman traditionally should be. Sula acts in an opposite fashion.
"Sula"

Yin and Yang is an ancient Chinese philosophy that says everything in the world works through opposing energies and that everything has its counter part which balances the world out. This idea of counter parts also carries into literature as shown in the book Sula by Toni Morrison. According to social conventions the character Nel is the yang (positive character/good) and Sula is the yin (negative character/evil). This is the way both characters are viewed on sole terms of how they conform to society. Nel is shown to be a good character because she plays a socially expectable role as a women and mother, while Sula conforms to no social stereotypes and let's almost nothing hold her back, thus she is viewed as evil.

The social conventions that are set up in this book play out in a small black community in...

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