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Ginger and Spice and Everything Nice The Effects of A Sensual Memory In the novel Song of Solomon Toni Morrison obsesses over the sensual memories in her writing She uses this type of memory to show how and why certain characters remember specific events and details Different characters remember in a variety of ways throughout the story Pilate is a very sensual character she makes wine and does not wear and shoes both of which are very sensual things Remembering details and events are a big part of her life and who she is Other characters remember in different ways or are reluctant to remembering at all The men in the village of Southside are reminded of certain things and think certain ideas because of a smell Milkman and Macon Dead are both reluctant to remembering and are sparse in their memories but all of the characters use sensual memory as a way of remembering I think she uses this method to help the reader become closer and be able to connect more with the characters Everyone has some form of a sensual memory We can all relate to remembering things because of a particular smell or hearing a certain sound Morrison tries to capture this type of remembering in her writing and allow the characters to have the same experiences Taste is an especially strong form of sensual memory The tastes of certain foods can remind a person of particular point in time and place When I experience the savory taste of a roasted turkey it takes me back to all the Thanksgivings that I have spent at my aunt and uncles house Macon Dead usually is very sparse with his memories and uses them to hurt others Here the author here has Macon remembering a very good and sensual memory about Pilate and his first day out I think that she does this to stress how important the effect of
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