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Introduction
I. Sula

A. Author
1. Toni Morrison
2. Why the novel was written

B. Setting

C. Characters
1. Shadrack
2. Helene Wright Sabat
3. Wiley Wright
4. Nel Greene Wright
5. Sula Peace
6. Eva Peace
7. Jude Greene
8. Ajax (Albert Jacks)
9. BoyBoy
10. Hannah Peace
11. Pearl Peace
12. Ralph Peace13. Cecile Sabat
14. Chicken Little
15. The deweys
16. Rekus
17. Rochelle
18. Mr. and Mrs. Suggs
19. Tar Baby
20. Teapot
21. Mr. Finley

II. Plot
A. Main events

B. Problems and conflicts
Conclusion

Introduction

In this work I will talk about Sula, is novel written by the American novelist Toni Morrison, published in 1973 in New York.Morrison’s novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed black characters in which Sula was no exception.
Although the novel was written in 1973 the story develops in another period of time in the 1990’s. This is the story of two African-American girls, Sula and Nel, and the story follows them from their childhood to adulthood and ultimately to Sula’s death. I will mention themain characters as well as some of the main events that happened in the story, including the conflicts that I found in it.
The book talks about many issues like racism, intolerance, and discrimination of African Americans. The story clearly illustrates the despair people feel when they can't get decent jobs, and the determination of some to survive against all.
At the end I will give mypersonal opinion of what I think about the story, if I liked it or not and how I felt while I was reading the novel.

I. Sula

A. Author
1. Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio. Morrison received her undergraduate degree at Howard University and later completed her master's degree at Cornell. In 1958, she married Harold Morrison,a Jamaican architect; they divorced six years later. While she worked full-time as an editor at Random House and raised her two sons, Morrison began writing her first novel, The Bluest Eye (1970) and then Sula (1973) which is her second novel and was nominated for the National Book Award. She won a Pulitzer Prize (1988) for her novel Beloved and a Nobel Prize in Literature (1993) because hernovels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality.

2. Why the novel was written
Sula was Morrison's second novel, published in 1973 while she was working at Random House. The novel is about friendship between two African-American girls while they grow up. Sula is about the lives of African-Americans and the hardships they face, onissues of gender, on the relationships between mothers and daughters, and on the ways men and women relate to each other. I think Morrison center the story in Ohio because this is where she grew up and the novel records the history of African-Americans, we also get a look at the African-American community of which the novel is develop . We can see the customs and traditions they share, and of theways they deal with pain, fear, love, sex, and death.
B. Setting
Sula’s setting is in the 1990’s from 1919 to 1965. Most of the story develops in a place called “The Bottom” a little neighborhood inhabited by African-Americans located in Medallion, Ohio.

C. Characters

1. Shadrack - He was a World War I veteran from the Bottom. He instituted The National Suicide Day. Every year onJanuary 3, he marched through the Bottom declaring that people should commit suicide or, if they want, kill each other.

2. Helene Wright Sabat - She was the daughter of a New Orleans Creole prostitute, Rochelle. She marry Wiley Wright and was the mother of Nel Wright.

3. Wiley Wright - He was Helene's husband. He was a seaman or as he called himself a lakeman. He was a ships cook...
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