What kind of criticism can be used for the text Sula by Toni Morrison?
There are several options; Sula lends itself directly to feminist criticism. Sula's family is often criticized by other residents of the Bottom, and particularly the women of the family are seen as less than respectable. Nel, on the other hand, comes from a socially upright family. Viewing Sula from a feminist perspective would allow the reader to analyze the nature of gender roles that is apparent in the novel. Further, the characters' challenging of these roles would be of issue as the reader attempts to view the motivation behind much of Sula's illicit behavior.
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