Answers to Exercise 7 - Answers to Exercise 7 Questions about \u201cPart One\u201d of Toni Morrison\u2019s novel Sula Page numbers are provided here to

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Answers to Exercise 7: Questions about “Part One” of Toni Morrison’s novel Sula Page numbers are provided here to demonstrate correct MLA in-text citation; however, I may have a different edition of the book, so don’t be alarmed if our pages do not correspond. 1) What tone does the first section about “The Bottom” set for the novel ? The tone is nostalgic because the narrator recalls the past and life in the Bottom before developers destroyed this neighborhood. The tone is also wry and sympathetic as the narrator records how the slave was tricked into taking the hilly land as well as how the neighborhood was desirable in its own way. Finally, the tone is loving as the narrator shifts the context from a hostile, racist environment to the people inhabiting the Bottom. 2) In Chapter “1919,” why does Shadrack institute “National Suicide Day”? What is his motivation for establishing this day? Shadrack suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after being wounded in World War I and from being denied psychological counseling following his discharge. He is hallucinating and is disoriented, jailed, released, and then returns to his hometown. Back at home, he struggles with his fear of the unexpected nature of death and institutes National Suicide Day as a way to regain some control over death and dying: Suicide Day provides the opportunity for his neighbors to choose that day to die, thus keeping them safe from death during the other 364 days of the year. 3) In Chapter “1920,” how does the trip to New Orleans affect Nel? Ultimately, Nel’s trip is the catalyst for her “new found me-ness” (29). She has been under her mother’s thumb until this

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