Song Of Solomon

Song Of Solomon - Song Of Solomon The novel Song of Solomon...

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Song Of Solomon The novel Song of Solomon has several recurring themes, including that of sexuality. Morrison effectively demonstrates these sexual themes relating to both sexes. Unlike in her other novels, both the men and women are “searching for love, for valid sexual encounters, and above all, for a sense that they are worthy.”(Bakerman 318) While Song of Solomon gives men a more prominent place, Morrison also shows the desires of women to break away from established society and to create an individualistic life. Pilate is one of the most apparent characters in her journey to explore her sexuality and womanhood. She is portrayed by Morrison as a strong and a somewhat rebellious woman. She establishes something extraordinary during that time, economic independence. In the process “she rejects the traditional image of woman by cutting off her hair. ..and wearing clothes functional to her way of life.”(Mickelson 316) Even though this is all true, Morrison never lets us forget that Pilate is a woman planted in the reality of black society. Ruth also yearns to escape the shackles that hold her down as a married woman. In the opening scenes of the novel, Ruth shows us her trivial concerns dealing with a stain on the table. Ruth “.
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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