Song of Solomon Chapter 12 Summary and Analysis

Toni Morrison

Chapter 12 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Grace Long: a local school teacher in Shalimar and a friend of Susan Byrd’s. She flirts with Milkman and steals his watch

Lilah: cousin of Susan Byrd’s who “passes” for white

John: cousin of Susan Byrd’s who “passes” for white

Summary
Having absorbed the lessons of nature, Milkman forges his identity by pursuing his family history and the origins of his family name.

Milkman goes to see Susan Byrd and finds out that Susan’s grandmother, Heddy, is Sing’s mother.

Milkman continues to be puzzled over Guitar’s attempt on his life.

He marvels over his feeling of “connectedness” with the people of...

(The entire section is 962 words.)