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Unformatted text preview: XIE1 XIONG XIE PROFESSOR: WILL ENG 1A APR 29, 2009 Song of Solomon Toni Morrisons third novel, Song of Solomon was considered mythical and magical in proportion and theme. Toni Morrison creates a world both realistic and dreamlike, people with amusing, endearing, quirky, and frightening characters. Song of Solomon is based on an African-American story about slaves who can fly back to Africa when they choose. Toni Morrison fictionalizes this story through the character of Solomon, the great grand-father of Milkman Dead. Through his discovery of the story of Solomon and his ability to fly, Milkman learns to take pride in his ancestry and to value his connection to family and community. This story contains a lot of circumstances related to flying, different kinds of personal relationship, and race problems. However, the most important thing is that blacks want to get freedom, equality and pursuit of happiness. Flight, symbolizing freedom and found frequently in African America writing, is seen in the flying African, Milkmans great- grandfather, Solomon, who embodies the many stories of escaped XIE2...
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2010 for the course MATH 8009 taught by Professor Will during the Spring '10 term at Palmer College of Chiropractic West.
- Spring '10
- Song of Solomon, Flight, Milkman Dead, Guitar, Robert Smith, Solomon