Song of Solomon (Ch. 5-7 Notes).docx

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Song of Solomon By: Toni Morrison Chapters 5-7 Notes Chapter 5 opens up with Milkman thinking about an ice pick going through his neck, could this be in reference to his birth and how people who were born with caul’s were believed to have some special power. “He closed his eyes and threw his arm over his face to keep the light from overexposing his thoughts.” - Maybe this refers to the theme commonly seen in stories where the character will not want to see as much light for fear of having to face the dark reality or a problem they have. “Guitar never opened his door to a knock anymore before finding out who it was. - Hints that something happened to Guitar in the past that still haunts him today. Guitar uses three locks on his door, showing that he must be really afraid of something. Honore versus Alabama was the church bombing that occurred in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama. The church was a symbol in Birmingham of the march toward equality by the Civil Rights Movement.
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“The last six months had been dangerous for Milkman, and Guitar had come to his aid over and over again.” - Alludes to why Milkman is having these terrible imaginations of ice picks leading to his own death. “For example, I live in the North now. So the first question come to mind is North of what? Why, north of the South. So North exists because South does…” - Shows Guitar’s struggle with accepting the division between the white and black races of society.
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