Pick the journey of one character from Song of Solomon and analyze it in all its nuances. Make sure to focus on its narrative form! Are there any motifs that structure the narrative of the journey?
In Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison focuses on the journey of Milkman Dead, a man who was obsessed with flight as a child. This journey takes him physically from Michigan, where he grew up, to Virginia, where his family came from, by way of Pennsylvania. It is a journey of identity-seeking, as he aims to discover secrets about his father, Macon Dead II, and Macon’s sister Pilate. Macon is a greedy, materialistic man who has done his best to impart his worldview to his son. As such, the father stimulates Milkman’s curiosity by telling him about gold buried in a cave. Part of Milkman’s journey...
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