Song of Solomon - Study Guide Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 5, Hagar becomes obsessed with Milkman, and is disinterested in anything else in her life. Though Reba and Pilate try to comfort her, she continues to be depressed over her abandonment. Milkman spends a great deal of time hiding from her at Guitar's home, while Hagar wanders the streets of the town and periodically tries to kill Milkman.

Guitar has become active in the political world, and is very paranoid. He triple-locks his doors at night and lectures Milkman about how African-Americans and other people are oppressed around the world. During one of the lectures, Milkman confronts him about his secret activities. Guitar does not answer him but only smiles. He leaves for a house where six old men are waiting for him.

Milkman is left alone while Guitar and Milkman both expect Hagar to try and kill him. As he lays in Guitar's bed, he remembers...

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