Analysis Of Milkman In Toni Morrison's Song Of Solomon

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The novel “Song of Solomon” by Toni Morrison emphasizes in the 1977 when the black community were getting mistreated by the whites. However, the novel explains about an individual learning through many obstacles in life because he was able to grow on his own. This individual goes by Milkman, but his real name is Macon Dead the third. Milkman was the first African American born in Mercy Hospital. Milkman maiden name is Ruth, and his father name is Macon Dead JR. Macon was believe that he pretended to act white, and wanted to kill his own son before he was born. Luckily that Pilate an aunt of Milkman was there at that time to rescue when Macon attempted to murder his family. In addition, Milkman was a serious person, and started to mature at…show more content…
The novel begins by Milkman as a child was still being breastfed at the age of five, and being spoiled by his mother and sisters. Macon the third was given Milkman as a nickname because he was a momma’s boy. Morrison quotes “He was too young to be dazzled by her nipples, but he was old enough to be bored by the flat taste of mother’s milk, so he came reluctantly, as to a chore, and lay as he had at least once each day of his life in his mother’s arm, and tried to pull the thin, faintly sweet milk from her flesh without hurting her with his teeth” (13). Usually most kids let the nipple go at the age of two, but Milkman was attached to it, and loved the taste. Even though Ruth was embarrassed, she still breastfed, and while she had visitors at home, she realized that it was time for Milkman to let go the…show more content…
So therefore, he was part of the Seven days back in 1920, and they had no love for the whites because they were preferable to be dead. Morrison points out “But when a negro child, negro women, or negro man is killed by whites and nothing is done about it by their law and their courts, this society selects a similar victim at random and they execute him or her in a similar manner if they can” (PG 154) Racism is not going to stop until this day, and that is why there is violence and drama still trending. Guitar believes that there should be justice for killing innocent color
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