She is also proud; she thinks of going back to her family in Virginia for help when her man leaves and she has no food, but as the narrator notes, "To come home dragging three young ones would have...
Various characters in Sula create order through spacing practices that allow them to control loss. The black people watching her would laugh and rub their knees, and it would be easy for the valley man to hear the laughter and not notice the adult pain that rested somewhere under the eyelids, somewhere under their head rags and soft felt hats, somewhere in...
119This passage describes Sula’s reasons for sleeping with Jude and gives great insight into her character.
This passage shows how distanced and detached Sula is from society, how independent she truly is. We discover that Sula truly had no intention of malice when she slept with her best friend’s husband.
Their mothers, in turn, have been shaped by their own mothers, in a chain reaction passing through the generations.
Eva, who has endured desperate and lonely poverty, is a strong, tough woman.
Women With very few exceptions, Morrison's female characters are fiercely independent and subvert the traditionally assigned roles of dutiful wife, mother, and daughter.
Of this category, Sula and Eva are the most prominent.
Ironically, when the novel ends, the black community will have moved down into the valley, and the white people will have bought property and moved up onto the hilltop.
Morrison creates situations in which characters behave differently from what we might expect.