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Relevant events are also doubled: there are two murders (one accidental, the other intentional); two deaths by fire (Hannah’s and Plum’s); and two self-mutilations (Eva’s and Sula’s). Delayed reactions as well as the threat of castration occur twice in the novel as well. Doubling, reversal, and indirection recur insistently. ”28 Shadrack is a probable witness of the accidental murder of Chicken Little and he is the last to 18 The Bluest Eye and Sula see Sula laid out on the table dead. Morrison uses metonymy to symbolize Sula’s and Shadrack’s belonging together: in her fear Sula leaves her belt behind in Shadrack’s hut (figuratively fastening Shadrack to herself).
Like the trickster rabbit, Son is the manifestation of the pariah in Western culture, the terrorizing black male referred to in the novel as “swamp nigger” (85), a black beast with dreadlocks. As soon as he is discovered hiding in Margaret’s bedroom after swimming ashore at Isle des Chevaliers, he is immediately cast as the undesirable transgressor intruding into the picturesque “garden” created by Valerian Street. Street and his “extended family” at L’Arbe de la Croix live in a world of illusions – Valerian Street hiding in his greenhouse in the middle of wild and contentious nature, his wife Margaret in her dreams of past glory, and Jadine, Sydney, and Ondine locked in a deracinated escape from their cultural heritage.
91–92. 36. That is, Sula is divided into two parts of nearly the same length: characters introduced and developed in Part One are brought back in Part Two in reverse order. 37. Bergenholtz, “Toni Morrison’s Sula,” p. 92. 38. Grant, “Absence,” p. 93. 39. Quoted in Claudia Tate, “Toni Morrison,” Black Women at Work (New York: Continuum, 1983), p. 118; emphasis added. 40. Quoted in Barbara Johnson, The Feminist Difference: Literature, Psychoanalysis, Race, and Gender (London and Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998), p.
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