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SULA Containment Essay In Sula the idea of containment is used a lot in the story and in how the characters live there lives There is the idea of containment at the very beginning of the book when the white farmer tricks his servant to living in the top of the hills therefore containing him from the rest of the people In the beginning of the book Shadracks passages show many examples of containment For example Shadrack at the beginning with the meal tray divided into three triangles He also says All their repugnance was containedwould not explode or burst forth from their restricted zones There are many more examples of containment with Shadrack for example When they bound Shadrack into a straitjacket he was both relived and grateful for his hands where at least hidden and confined to whatever size they had attained Another example of containment is in the way that the characters live their lives For example not only are they living in the bottom which isolates them from all the white people that live near them They also contain everything in their lives An obvious example of this is every January third Shadrack would celebrate National Suicide Day He did this because It was not death or dying that frightened him but the unexpectedness of both If one day a year were devoted to it everybody could get it out of the way and the rest of the year would be safe and free Most of the people that live in the bottom have the same idea of containment They do not want anything to change they want to have everything just contained An example of this is when they say about the people in the town that They regarded integration with precisely the same venom that white people did Nel is another example of someone in the book that contains her life She lives her whole life in
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