Song of Solomon - Chapters 6-7 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 6, Milkman once again confronts Guitar about his secretiveness. Guitar admits that he is in a secret society called the Seven Days. The group is made up of seven black men, each of whom is assigned a day of the week. The men kill random white people each time an African-American is murdered and the killer or killers are not punished. Guitar says that Robert Smith and Henry Porter were both members. The group tries to seek revenge in the way the original wrong was done. For example, if a black person was hanged, a white person is hanged in revenge. The white murders are done on the same day of the week as the original murder of the black victim. Guitar is the only young man in the group.

Guitar tries to justify the actions of the Seven Days group, using Hitler as an example...

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