Song of Solomon - Study Guide Part 1, Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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The story jumps ahead again and it finds a 31-year-old Milkman out buying Christmas gifts for his family. Though he purchases something for everyone on his list, he comes up blank when he is trying to think of something to buy Hagar, whom he has had an off-and-on relationship with for years. This inability to think of a gift makes Milkman think about Hagar and, as he does, he realizes that the sexual relationship he has with his cousin is not fulfilling him at all. The simple fact that she is so easy to sleep with robs him of all the pleasure that should come with sex and this has left their relationship empty. Thus, realizing that their relationship is pretty much a dead end, Milkman decides not to buy Hagar a gift at all. Instead, he sends her some money and a letter ending...

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