Sula Chapter 10: 1941 Summary and Analysis

Toni Morrison

Chapter 10: 1941 Summary and Analysis

New Characters:
Mr. Hodges: man who hires Shadrack to rake leaves; Shadrack becomes aware of Sula’s death when he sees her on a table at Hodges’ home

L.P., Paul Freeman and his brother Jake, Mrs. Scott’s twins: examples of the beautiful boys of 1921

Summary
The “best news” that the Bottom had had since the tunnel work was the death of Sula. Some came to the funeral to see a witch buried; others came to observe the burial of Sula. Some came to see that nothing inappropriate happened at the funeral; these people wanted to make sure that a gentleness of spirit abided at the last rites. Because Sula was dead or after Sula was dead, most believed a brighter future lay ahead....

(The entire section is 1867 words.)