Zahra LanauzeProfessor WaltersENC 110203/11/2022Topic #6Sula and Nel's Self-Discovery JourneyToni Morrison's novel Sula focuses on social and interpersonal issues such as backgrounddifferences, racism, and social expectations. Sula and Nel are the main characters in the novelwho represent all of these themes. The two are ordinary young ladies whose lives are shaped bytheir interactions with their parents and society. By describing their lifestyles and choices, theauthor brings up common issues in their friendship that make them contrastingly different intheir journey of self-discovery. The author describes the characteristics of Sula and Nel bycontrasting and comparing their journeys. By describing their journey of self-discovery, hedramatically differentiates their similarities and differences.Our story's two main characters want to be self-sufficient, but their social relationshipsare preventing them from doing so. As a result, their self-discovery journey becomes moredifficult and varies from character to character. According to the novel, Nel is raised in a stableand conservative white family. Her strict mother is in charge of her, and she has highexpectations for her as well as a set of strict rules that she must adhere to (Morrison 54). Despiteall of the restrictions and rules placed on her, she discovers that her grandmother was aprostitute. Based on her relationship with her mother, she believed her family had a positiveimage and a respectable social standing.