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The best way to sum up Nel and Sula lies in a quote from the novel Sula Morrison tells the reader that two very different black girls grew up in the Bottom The first speaks of Nel described by the narrator as one whose parents had succeeded in rubbing her down to a dull glow any sparkle or sputter she had 24 A townswoman describes when Sula drank beer she never belched 136 Obviously these two characters are extremely diverse Sula felt no regret and Nel was a nobody Through different settings conflicts and diction both Sula and Nels conflicts of finding and accepting their selves arises and makes them who they are McClain 366 In keeping with the idea that Sula and Nel are compliments to one another it is fitting that the meaning of their names symbolically compliment each other Nel knell connotes the long dreary sound that a bell makes announcing the death or tragedy of someone On the other hand Sula Solyman means The Magnificent Mickelson 315 The meanings of their names are not a coincidence Morrison wrote the novel Sula in the core of the revived feminist movement Smith 324 Therefore Morrisons name choice had a great deal to do with her views on femininity The author greatly admires the way that Sula embraces life and does not look back Where as she looks down upon Nels follow-the-leader living style Morrison seems to be motivating the audience to consider a more non-conformist view of life Mickelson 316In the literary world the end of most women that rebel end in death This destiny does not spare Sula Even on her death bed she holds her position of rejecting the Christian definition of goodness She believes that only life matters it alone must serve her whims and that immortality becomes too high a price to pay for duty and suffering Mickelson 316 Sula leaves the bottom and embraces the world She only
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