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What are the principles Sula lives by?

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The conventional answer is that Sula is outgoing, adventurous, and pleasure seeking. These traits contrast those of her friend Nel, who is committed to staying in Bottom and caring for her husband. While it's easy to see Sula as "wild," it is more accurate to say that Nel and Sula represent two separate kinds of intelligences. If Nel is practical and rational, Sula is unafraid to follow her feelings wherever they might lead. This kind...

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