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Paradise by Toni Morrison
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Jul 19, 2011

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Paradise is a novel by Toni Morrison which talks about the men from Ruby, Oklahoma, women who are Connie, Mavis, Gigi, Seneca, and Divine, who are part of the Convent, and also townswomen, who are Pat, Lone, and Save-Marie. The men from Ruby, Oklahoma, and the women from the Convent are quite similar. In the beginning of this book, it starts out highlighting the town of Ruby, Oklahoma, and then it goes on with women who are from the Convent, who are given their own chapter. Each chapter has a story, and in all they connect to one another. This book is mainly about how characters are presented or depicted, between the women from the Convent, the townsmen and townswomen. Paradise has been a novel that is different from other novels by different authors that I read in the past, and like in the other novel I read, Jazz, this and Paradise have a similarity. "The men of Ruby bunch at its windows. Finding nothing but confirming evidence elsewhere in the Convent, they gather here. The New Fathers of Ruby, Oklahoma."(18). This quote is from the beginning when they explain the highlights of Ruby, Oklahoma. This book even has its own chapters for the townswomen too. There is not a favorite section of this novel for me. Challenging! This is an okay book to read, recommend for students in college.

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