Sula Essay, Mar.3.09

Sula Essay, Mar.3.09 - Ji Yun Kang EWRT1B Sula Essay #3,...

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Ji Yun Kang EWRT1B Sula Essay #3, Draft #1 Mar. 3. 2009 Good Vs Evil Sula, written by Toni Morrison, is a novel that has a theme about the contrasting views of what defines being evil. The story reflects the society's conventional view of evil represented by the character of Nel as opposed to Sula whose genuine insight about evil differs from it. The opposite view of evil is seen through the character of Sula and explained through her actions, which conflict with traditional society where people must live up to certain degree of expectation. By looking at two conflicting ideas of Nel and Sula about what evil is, we can reach the point that being evil is only a subjective opinion of people. In slightly different words, the borderline that separates virtue from evil is not an absolute standard by which integrity of a person is measured, rather a person is determined either good or evil by individual perspective and bias. This is not to say that the ethical boundary is obscure. There is clearly moral guideline that dictates what is definitely right or wrong. However, I want to emphasize the point illustrated in “Sula” that being good or evil are only a page apart. There only are people who committed sins and people have not committed the very same thing yet, rather than blindly distinguishing people who are born to be good from who are not. Anyone
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