Death and Destruction in Toni Morrison's Sula
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... Death and Destruction in Toni Morrison's Sula Toni Morrison in Sula celebrated the lives of ordinary people who daily must work and provide. Sula celebrates many lives: It is the story of the friendship of two African American women; it is the story of growing up Black and female; but most of all, it is the story of a community. Events that befall the denizens of the Bottom, a segregated community of mythical Medallion, Ohio, can be seen as those that might befall residents of any Black community in any town during the years of this narrative, 1919 to 1965 (Claudia Tate, 1983, 128).
Historically, great literature has concerned itself with nature, death, and love. In Sula, Morrison takes on an appare...