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Toni Morrison’s Sula – The Judgment of Sula

The Judgment of Sula

Toni Morrison first took the stage as a writer in 1970 with her book The Bluest Eye. In 1973 she published her second novel Sula, and she has been writing ever since. Sara Blackburn reviewed Sula for the New York Times when it first made its way onto the scene, and while she did offer a nice plot summary, her review seemed to carry a message addressed to Morrison rather than to the reader.

Blackburn begins her article by discussing Morrison’s first book, The Bluest Eye, claiming that because of the women’s movement The Bluest Eye attracted more attention than it would have and that it was read uncritically because people were pleased with a new talent and ignored the flaws of the book (par 1).

According to Blackburn, her article is dedicated to not making the mistake of glossing over Morrison’s flaws with Sula. She believes that the setting of is almost the same as that of The Bluest Eye, but that it is a “more preciseicy version” of Morrison’s first novel. She also states that she feels that Sula, placed in the pa…

To Kill A Mockingbird – Moral

To Kill A Mockingbird – Moral

In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author intends the reader to learn that you shouldn’t judge people by there race. Later on I will be telling you about a life as the Cunningham’s, Bob Ewell, and Atticus. So if you listen up and pay attention you will almost be as smart as me.

The Cunninghams were the poor family they were so poor they couldn’t afford shoes for the family and they also never had any food. “Walter Cunningham’s face told everybody in the first grade he had hookworms. His absence of shoes told us how he got them.” Page 19. This quote shows that the Cunningham’s don’t have a lot of money at all. This quote also shows that the Cunningham’s are so poor they cant even afford a pair of shoes. “Walter Cunningham was sitting there lying his head off. He didn’t forget his lunch, he didn’t have any. He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day. He had probably never seen three quarters together at the same time in his life.” Page 20. This quote shows that the Cunningham’s are so poor they can’t even take care of there own child. This quote also shows that the Cunningham’s never have any money and they cant afford food. The Cunningham’s would be a very hard family to be, because you would have nothing you own right now, you would be flat broke.

Mr. Bob Ewell was a lazy man, and not very many people like him. “The first thing was that Mr. Bob Ewell acquired and lost a job in a matter of days and probably made himself unique in the annals of the nineteen-thirties: he was the only man I ever herd of who was fired from the WPA for laziness.” Page 248. This quote shows that Bob Ewell is a really lazy man. This quote also shows that Bob Ewell doesn’t try anything hard, not even for money. “First thing you can do, Ewell, is get your stinkin’ carcass off my property. You’re leanin’ on it an’ I cant afford fresh paint for it, second thing you can do is stay away from my cook or I’ll have you up for assault-” Page 249.

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