Song Of Solomon Rhetorical Analysis

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Song of Solomon
LAP #2
Prompt #3
Ivan Jimenez
Period 3
AP Literature and Composition
LAP #2 Song of Solomon
Prompt #3 The division and classification of human beings. This is the idea behind “race”. For centuries this term was used by so called superior humans to justify their discrimination and violence towards the people around them. It continues to be associated with such an ominous past and has come to shape attitudes around the world. Even in our modern society conflict and tension because of race continue to hinder our species unity. In the United States of America tensions between blacks and whites have existed ever since the birth of the country and there is no end in sight. Numerous samples of American literature have directly
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During one of their conversations they discussed race for a bit and Guitar states “ Exactly. Now you know something about yourself you didn't know before: who you are and what you are.” and goes on to say “No. A man that can’t live there (Montgomery). If things ever got tough, you’d melt. You’re not a serious person Milkman.”(Morrison 104). This is momentous as Guitar shows he wants to change Milkman's apathetic racial attitude. Furthermore, he …show more content…
Guitar also advises him to stray away from indifference towards his skin color instead to acknowledge and embrace it albeit in a subtle way. For if he doesn’t the people who don't like his skin will have no qualms reminding him of it. Even so Guitar does not disclose the entirety of his thoughts but does show he embraces and has pride in the color he was born with. Though his beliefs are still largely shrouded in mystery. During one Sunday afternoon Milkman had confronted Guitar about his suspicious activity with a man named Empire State last Christmas. After some contemplation Guitar decides to trust him and finally comes clean on a closely guarded secret. Guitar tells him “ There is a society. It’s made up of a few men who are willing to take some risks. They don’t initiate anything; they don’t even choose. They are as indifferent as rain. But when a Negro child, Negro woman, or Negro man is killed by whites and nothing is done about it by their law and their courts, this society selects a similar victim at random, and they execute him or her in a similar manner if they can. If the Negro was