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Toni Morrisons Sula BY MRJoNES Inherent to human nature and their morals are dualities such as good and bad in a character which produces all the emotions experiences and forces that motivates an individual to overcome the struggles of life One without the other will not suffice in its existence Consequently only the combination of both characteristics will succeed in constructing a solid identity Such is the case in Toni Morrisons Sula Throughout the progression of the plot Nel and Sula complemented each other in such a way that allowed them to form a single functional unit Therefore only with Sulas aide was Nel able to surpass the restrictions that her mother placed on her Contrary to the statement that Sula was the worst thing that ever happened to Nel Sula did not corrupt Nel but rather assisted her in gaining the freedom that she craved While Nel was desperately trying to fulfill the desire of being her true self Sula was searching for something else to be Morrison 52 In the process of their coinciding pursuits Nel and Sula discovered that they provided for each other the missing fractions of their identity By themselves Sula and Nel appeared to be polar opposites of one another Whereas Nel was reserved and confined the daring Sula displayed a wild array of spontaneous action and thought Under Hannahs discipline Nel was raised to be obedient and polite with no freedom for personal expression So much that any enthusiasms that little Nel showed were calmed by the mother until she drove her daughters imagination underground Morrison 18 Sula on the other hand existed in the unrestrained essence of her turbulent home In it she learned that sex was pleasant and frequent but otherwise unremarkable Morrison 44 While Sula was searching for the sense and morality that being wedged into a household of throbbing disorder and constant awry Morrison 52 did not provide her Nel
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