Even their footsteps left a smell of smoke behind. "- Toni Morrison, SulaThis is a captivating book about the relationshi between two girls ( Sula and Nel) with very different personalities.
They knew anger well but not despair, and they didn ’ t stone sinners for the same reason they didn ’ t commit suicide—it was beneath them. " Because I 'm reading Morrison 's books in chronological order, and The Bluest Eye was read not too long ago, I was just more sensitive to the onnections and similarities between the two books.
In anothe ook, as in The Bluest Eye, the theme of the two Americas emerges, in particular on the theme of parental love.
What does love mean when you re a single black mother of three children, abandoned by your husband and living in a poor, black community?
Just 'cause you got it good now you think it was simpl th good? " This sentiment was so reminiscent of The Bluest Eye where the black mother showed her love to her hildren in somewhat gruff ways which were n't even recognized as love until those children were older.
And like any artist with no art form, she became dangerous. " Although Morrison focuses mainly on the lives of black girls and women in her writing, she also spares a thought to black men.
She looks at black masculinity, particularly in the ind of environment that constrains the lives and movement of black people, and what that manifests as: " So it was rage, rage and a determination to take on a an 's role anyhow that made him press Nel about settling down.