Song of Solomon

5. What version of love do you find most appealing or real in this novel?

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Exactly the way he’d heard it would be, his life flashed before him, but it consisted of only one image: Hagar bending over him in perfect love, in the most intimate sexual gesture imaginable. (2.11.279)

The love between Milkman and Hagar is the love I find most appealing in this novel. Milkman has finally met someone he can truly love completely, and Hagar represents subservience in the true definition of the word. She is not a SERVANT, and she doesn't have to be submissive. She is who she is because she's in love; period. Her feelings for Milkman are complete, her feelings are true.


Song of Solomon