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Case Study of SulaIs there a case study available on the character Sula?

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bizilady | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 29, 2010 at 12:08 PM via web

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Case Study of Sula

Is there a case study available on the character Sula?

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marbar57 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted July 31, 2010 at 8:37 AM (Answer #2)

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I didn't find a case study per se, but I did find a very descriptive synopsis of the book on Wikipedia.   *See http://www.en.wikipedia/wiki/Sula_(novel) for the full synopsis.*  Here's a few lines from it that might help you see what her character did to develop the plot and story line:

 . . . the town regards Sula as the very personification of evil for her blatant disregard of social conventions . . . Their hatred in part rests upon Sula's interracial relationships . . .  Ironically, the community's labeling of Sula as evil actually improves their own lives. Her presence in the community gives them the impetus to live harmoniously with one another. . . Just before Sula dies in 1940, they achieve a half-hearted reconciliation. With Sula's death, the harmony that had reigned in the town quickly dissolves.

 

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