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1. How did this book touch your life? Can you relate to it on any level? What do you believe is the message the author is trying to convey to the reader?
2. Describe the character development in Sula. How does Toni Morrison use language and imagery to bring the characters to life?
3. In your opinion, is the book entertaining? Explain why or why not.
4. What did you learn from this book? Was it educational in any way?
5. In conclusion, summarize your reading experience with Sula. What grade would you give this novel?
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Posted by mtoobo:
Sula changed my life. But it's not a change I can gush about. Sula sobered me, forced me, a white woman, to confront my own denial of the horror of the black experience in America. As a 44-year-old Southerner, I became conscious in a world that still bore signs for White and Colored bathrooms, White and Colored water fountains. But I sailed through my childhood hardly noticing the disparity between black and white conditions, the brutal vengefulness against civil rights workers or anyone who dared challenge the white gentry's total monopoly of power. Sula shocks the reader out of such complacency. ... Was I going to close my eyes to this yet again? It is a testament to Morrison's rendering of the relationship between Sula and Nel that their disaffection is the most haunting tragedy in a book filled with tragedy.
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