Song of Solomon

Style

The novel Song of Solomon follows Milkman’s life from his birth to his leap towards his friend Guitar. The narrative structure of Song of Solomon is distinctive and exceptional. Toni Morrison conjoins and mixes in her novel present and past from the perspectives of different personages. The narrator not only observes the situations, taking place in the novel, but also looks into the inner life of the novel personages. Thus, the reader learns a lot about background of the characters, the feelings and relations with each other, with black and white community and knows more about events of the novel, than any other character. The book is divided into two parts, which also becomes a method of narration, marking the protagonist’s moral progress. Being egoistic and indifferent to his community and roots, materialistic in the first part of the book, he becomes social and altruistic in the second.


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