Analysis of Song of Solomon Essay

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Song of Solomon
Significance of Title: Relates to the song about Milkman’s great grandfather, Solomon, also the name of last book in the Old Testament. Reveals underlying connections and message of novel. Setting: A city near Lake Superior, Not Doctor Street, Danville, Shalimar POV: Third person limited omniscient, Reader feels as if apart of cities and lifestyles, does not reveal all character thoughts. Plot: Begins with Mr. Smith about to jump from Mercy Hospital, Time skip to the Dead family, Macon Jr still breast fed at four years old by mother, Freddie (town crier) sees this, Macon Jr forever named Milkman, Time skip eight years, Milkman befriends Guitar, Both go to visit Pilate/Milkman’s aunt, They learn how to make soft
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Song of Solomon
Significance of Title: Relates to the song about Milkman’s great grandfather, Solomon, also the name of last book in the Old Testament. Reveals underlying connections and message of novel. Setting: A city near Lake Superior, Not Doctor Street, Danville, Shalimar POV: Third person limited omniscient, Reader feels as if apart of cities and lifestyles, does not reveal all character thoughts. Plot: Begins with Mr. Smith about to jump from Mercy Hospital, Time skip to the Dead family, Macon Jr still breast fed at four years old by mother, Freddie (town crier) sees this, Macon Jr forever named Milkman, Time skip eight years, Milkman befriends Guitar, Both go to visit Pilate/Milkman’s aunt, They learn how to make soft boiled eggs, Milkman falls in love with Hagar (Pilate granddaughter), Time skip again, Pilate reveals childhood background, Reveals that she and Macon Sr. grew up in Danville, Talks about family farm, the cave, the gold, and Circe, Milkman hits father in retaliation for hitting Ruth (mother), Macon Sr. reveals Ruth’s finger sucking story, Time to skip to Milkman at 31,Milkman leaves Hagar, She tries to kill him once a month-for 6 months, Guitar reveals membership in the Seven Days, kills white people in retaliation for black murders. Macon Sr. convinces Milkman to steal green bag from Pilate, convinced of gold in it, Reveals more background info, Macon killed a man in the cave, Pilate chases him off, Pilate disappears with gold, Guitar helps
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