6 pages in length. The fundamental basis of Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon" is the power of friendship and its ability to help otherwise troubled individuals overcome the vast and varied struggles society presents. Macon and Guitar reflect the epitome of the bond that racial intolerance tries to break; their strength as friends is greater than either one of them alone, which illustrates the extent to which friendship is an inextricable component to one's survival in a narrow-minded world. No bibliography.
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Macon and Guitar reflect the epitome of the bond that racial intolerance tries to break; their strength as friends is greater than either one of them alone, which illustrates
the extent to which friendship is an inextricable component to ones survival in a narrow-minded world. The absence of identity equates to the
loss of self in Morrisons Song of Solomon, a conflict with which virtually every central characters grapples. In an attempt to reflect the strength friendship has to temper such
disillusionment, the author put pen to paper in order to illustrate her inherent African-American spirit. Morrisons words are instrumental in effectuating the significant absence of self-image so commonplace in
poor black communities. Very little in their lives besides friendship acts as a catharsis in allowing Macon and Guitar to gain a sense of self-realization, while the sordid events
play back over and over again until they become just too much to bear. Song of Solomon is often seen as quiet
and pastoral, dealing with everyday issues in life. There is however, another side of this work that intersects with the importance of friendship: conflict between human beings. The
exact manner in which Morrison reveals this conflict is an integral component to the writers overall purpose for making friendship such an integral component to the story.
Recounting the many instances of humiliation, suffering and torment through conflict, Morrisons Song of Solomon effectively draws the reader into the oppressive world of black poverty
and demonstrates the strength with which the characters struggle for recovery when friendship is incorporated into the mix. The authors tale is flavored with a distinctly equal approach, inasmuch