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Usage of Love in Song of Solomon The main goal for an author is to grab the readers attention and keep them interested in what they are reading This pushes the author to write with a theme that all readers can relate with The usage of love is a perfect example It allows readers of all ages to relate on a personal level and become intimate with the novel Different pieces of literature do this in various ways In Toni Morrisons Song of Solomon love was used to accelerate and progress the plot of the story Guitars love for his race Hagars obsession for Milkman and Milkmans love of his ancestors are ways that Morrison was able to use the theme of love in her novel As a child Guitar develops a violent dislike for sugary foods when he is given divinity by a white woman after his fathers death in a sawmill accident This early experience leads Guitar to become a member of the Seven Days whose mission is to kill selected white people in the distinct way in which black men were killed The Seven Days claim that their actions are justified because their reasoning is one greater than anyone could understand the love of the black race When Milkman questions this love by suggesting that their retaliation will only increase the general white hostility toward blacks Guitar asks What good is a mans life if he cant choose what to die forIt is about love What else but love Song of Solomon pg 223 By saying this Guitar is explaining how everything he does is for love and for the love of his people He is telling Milkman that what he is doing this for the big picture He is killing but he is killing so that the black race can continue without being over-run or destroyed Guitar loves his race and to him that is all that matters wwwangelfirecom Even before
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