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Sula by Toni Morrison
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Apr 06, 2010

Toni Morrison’s novel, Sula, is an outstanding novel that set's place during the early 1900's in Medallion, Ohio. In Medallion, Ohio the town is segregated between to races. The Bottom consist of African American who lives poorly among each other, and whites living in the Medallion; the jewel of the town. Although the setting of the book is centered around a racism society the book only focus on the positive an negative effects of female relationships and how it can corrupt each other. It follows the protagonist Sula Peace and her relationship with Nel Green. Sula goes through many changes as she is young that shapes her life in a negative way. After the burning death of her mother and the jealousy that is caused by the marriage of Nel, Sula leaves the Bottom and when she returns she symbolizes new age women by becoming independent and not relying on anyone, not even family. Unlike Sula, Nel is the antithesis of Sula because she represent modern women during the 1900‘s. It is potent that Sula becomes very sadistic as she matures and returns to the Bottom. Nel is shaped by the infidelity between Sula and her Husband, Jude Green. Sula and Nel's relationship becomes defiled but only until Nel and Sula are no longer together is when Nel realizes the true side of Sula; she wishes their friendship can continue . In conclusion, Sula is an outstanding novel that shows the quality of female relationships by providing to close female friends who are shaped by each other..


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