Sula | Study Guide

Toni Morrison

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Perspective and Narrator

Sula is narrated primarily by a third-person, omniscient narrator. This narrative point of view allows readers access to the thoughts of conflicting characters, making quick judgment difficult. There is an occasional first-person passage where Nel, one of the two main characters, narrates.


Sula is narrated in the past tense with an occasional present-tense paragraph narrated by Nel, one of the two main characters.

About the Title

Sula is the name of one of the main characters in the novel. She is the character who connects all other characters and the one who drives most of the action. As such, this title eclipses the character of Nel, who is also a protagonist force in the novel.


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