Questions tagged [song-of-solomon-morrison]

Questions about Toni Morrison's 1977 novel Song of Solomon. Use this tag with the [toni-morrison] tag.

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What does the phrase "If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it" mean?

I find the final passage of Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon to be a bit confusing. As fleet and bright as a lodestar, he wheeled towards Guitar and it did not matter which one of them would give up ...
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Did Ruth sleep with her father?

I'm reading Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, and I'm also confused by this question. Macon, Ruth's husband, claims that Ruth had sex with her dead father: “In the bed,” he said, and stopped for so ...
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Why does Ruth breastfeed Milkman, and why is this considered scandelous?

I'm reading Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison for a class, and I'm confused by this. An important part of Milkman's life story is that his mother (Ruth) breastfed him later than normal. It's how he got ...