Song of solomon - Crysta Shoffner AP Literature B5 Ms Williams August 20th 2019 Song of Solomon Song of Solomon a fictional work by Toni Morrison is a

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Crysta Shoffner AP. Literature B5 Ms. Williams August 20th, 2019 Song of Solomon Song of Solomon a fictional work by Toni Morrison, is a book about a man named Macon Dead Jr. and his pursuit to fly throughout his life. A black man born into a rich family had no worries in his life, he was materialistic, selfish just like his father. Macon Jr. had to endure hard lessons and journeys over the course of the novel, but ultimately he is freed in Shalimar from the life he feels imprisoned by. Macon Jr. also known as Milkman was born shortly after Robert Smith flew off of Mercy hospital in his attempt to fly to the other side of Lake Superior. Robert Smith, the life insurance agent, failed at his attempt of flight and instead flew straight to his death. This sets up a theme of flight in the novel that Milkman will ultimately pursue. Early on Milkman learns that humans in fact can not fly and “To have to live without that single gift saddened him and left his imagination so bereft that he appeared dull even to the women who did not hate his mother.” (Morrison 9) Milkman no longer had an interest in himself and becomes a peculiar child. Even as an adult, he still is different to others, he finds people “going in the direction he was coming from. Nobody was going his way.” (106) Macon’s great-grandfather, Solomon, is the cause of his odd personality. Solomon flew to Africa and left his son to be an orphan. The son acquired the
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