Song of Solomon Quotes by Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison : Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon
Bains has begged her landlord Macon Dead II for more time to pay her rent, but he refuses to help her. He is thought by the poor in his slums as becoming white in his heartlessness. He is hidden because he is ashamed of his sister's poverty and unorthodox lifestyle and yet attracted to her at the same time. Macon Dead tells his son Milkman that he needs to learn how to make money and be a capitalist to be in the world, and he will show him how. Guitar gets angry and hysterical as he, Milkman, and the men of the barbershop listen to the news about the murder of Emmett Till in Mississippi by four white men who were acquitted but confessed later. It turns out that several of the men in the barbershop belong to the black vigilante group called the Seven Days, and this scene shows why it will not be hard for them to recruit Guitar.
All rights reserved. Song of Solomon Quotes See more famous quotes from literature. Identity Quotes. Milkman stood before his mirror and glanced, in the low light of the wall lamp, at his reflection. He was, as usual, unimpressed with what he saw. He had a fine enough face.
You start Monday. Maybe the next, but not this one. And let the things you own own other things. Unlock explanations and citation info for this and every other Song of Solomon quote. Since my father got sliced up in a sawmill and his boss came by and gave us kids some candy.