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Unformatted text preview: Hendrix 1 Renesha L. Hendrix Frankye Adams- Johnson ENG 205-12 February 16, 2011 Song of Solomon “Literature is a master guide that enables us to enter, through imagination, both ordinary and strange worlds and to cross borders of race, ethnicity, class, and culture.” Song of Solomon is a novel written by Toni Morrison in 1977, and it follows Macon “Milkman” Dead III from birth to adulthood. In this story you’ll get to see the difference between the African- American culture today and during that time. For instance, the difference are the alienating of blacks and singing. However, they are similar in the women being abandoned. In this novel, racism is the main source of pain. Solomon, who the novel was named after, was in slavery, when people are property of other people, and he couldn’t take it no more; therefore he ran away causing more problems for Ryna, his wife. Ryna was left alone to take care of their children and it very hard for her. Today, racism isn’t how it use to be. Even though care of their children and it very hard for her....
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