Sula Essay - Ji Yun Kang EWRT1B Sula Essay #3, Draft #1...

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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 nature of evil. The story follows the lives of two black female friends who present differing views on evil. On one hand, we have society's conventional view of evil represented by the character of Nel and also seen in the Bottom's disapproval of Sula. The other view of evil is seen through the character of Sula and through her actions, which conflict with traditional society. The friendship of Sula and Nel is how the author conveys her message about evil in the relationship. In the relationship the two different conceptions of evil mix and create an essentially neutral mixture. By looking at Nel's and Sula's friendship and the two different views of evil that they have, the author shows us the subjective and relative nature of evil and how friendship can overcome any evil. In the Bottom, the dominant view of evil is society's conception. Its guidelines for
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2010 for the course EWRT 2 taught by Professor Brennan during the Spring '09 term at DeAnza College.

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