SulaReadingResponse

SulaReadingResponse - Greiner 1 Jeff Greiner 08G:001 18...

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Greiner 1 Jeff Greiner 08G:001 18 February 2008 Response Paper to Sula Q: How do other characters use what they perceive in Sula to explain to them selves the meanings of motherhood, sexuality, fatherhood, love, and/or marriage in the Bottom In Toni Morrison’s Sula , Morrison uses the character Sula Peace to assist her mother, Hannah Peace, in further and more deeply understanding the meaning of motherhood, specifically in the “Bottom”. The time period in which this novel takes place significantly accounts for many of the views and actions displayed by the characters of the story. Throughout the stories we see instances of early marriages, conceptions and deaths, all in which seemed not at all abnormal at this time. For example, when Nel Wright and her mother Helene(Helen) Wright go to Nel’s grandmother’s funeral, it is stated that she died at the age of forty- eight. Further, the woman in the canary-yellow dress goes on to say, “an old forty- eight”(25). This would imply how common early death was during this time of poverty
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