Song of Solomon Topics for Discussion

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Topic 1

Why does Morrison refer to so many folk stories and myths in Song of Solomon? What significance to they have to the structure of the novel? What significance do they have to Milkman's journey?

Topic 2

How does Morrison portray women in the novel? How does she portray their relationships with men? Why are women portrayed this way?

Topic 3

Explain how Milkman's emotional and spiritual transformation is manifested in his physical life. How does Morrison show his internal change on the outside?

Topic 4

Discuss Macon Jr. and Pilate's reactions to the trauma they suffered together as children. Why does each react so differently? How do each of them react to what Milkman tells them about the Dead family history?

Topic 5

What role does race play in the novel? What role does class play in the novel? How do these issues relate to the political issues of the...

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