The Behavior Cycle Walk down the street; ring a bell and tell everyone you see to commit suicide, sell your leg to support your family, or sit in your room and listen to music for eternity. These people are not only accepted, they seem to gravitate towards a small town simply named “the bottom.” This town is the center of life in Toni Morrison’s novel Sula. A story about Nel Wright and Sula Peace: two friends who devote their lives to each other in search of a lasting friendship. Throughout the novel, there are several conflicts within families that contribute to the chaotic bliss of the town. One of which is of Nel’s mother, herself, and her friend Sula. Nel’s parents are shown in the novel to be stern and demonstrative. In part two, the narrator says “Her parents had succeeded in rubbing down to a dull glow any sparkle or splutter she had.” This metaphor states that Nel’s parents stunted her creative spirit. The author provides a means for the reader to understand the reasons behind Nel’s behavior, and to perhaps ask the reader to sympathize with her and her handling of Sula in part one. The way that Nel’s parents treated her was accepted by Nel, and she even goes as far as to adopt the method of acting with Sula. In part two, the narrator states “Except for an occasional leadership role with Sula, she had no aggression.” In this part, the narrator focuses on Nel’s gentle personality with an occasional exception being with Sula. This highlights one of the novel’s…
English 1020 / Essay on Short Fiction
Format: double-spaced, indented paragraphs; standard margins (1’), font (Times New Roman), and print size (12); no cover pages; use MLA format for parenthetical in-text citations; give your essay an unique title; 600-1,000 words in length. You may go over the 1,000 maximum only if needed.
Avoid informal diction and the use of first person "I."
Short story titles are placed in quotation marks.
Proofread your final submission. Sentence…
Sula Analytical Essay
Everywhere in the world setting plays a huge part in a person’s behavior, view on things and perspective on life. Daily things that go around anyone’s neighborhood affects them every day even if they don’t notice it whether it’s immediate or long term. In the book Sula setting affects the way that two characters (Jude and Sula) in the book react to other characters in the book as well as how they survive and get by the struggles…
William Wang predicated the entire business model of Vizio around volume sales with discount retailers, extremely lean operating expenses to drive profitability. The following headers comprehensively elucidate Vizio’s business strategy.
Low Margins, High Volume: Unlike other major players in the HDTV manufacturing business, Vizio had razor thin margins (reported to be around 0.5-4%), very low inventory and their inventory turnover was one of the quickest in the industry. They focuses their entire…
How do composers of fantasy fiction comment on good and evil through symbolism in their stories?
Composers of fantasy fiction comment on good and evil through symbolism in their stories by taking an object and giving it a meaning the represents something. For example, in ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R Tolkien and Pan’s Labyrinth directed by Guillermo del Toro (2006). In these two fantasy fiction’s, there is a lot of symbolism. Some of the symbolism is hidden, these also have motifs, and themes. There is…
All non fiction books are true stories. Non-fiction or nonfiction is one of the two main divisions in prose writing, the other form being fiction. Non-fiction is a story based on real facts and information . Non-fiction is a narrative, account, or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are believed by the author to be factual. These assertions and descriptions may or may not be accurate, and can give either a true or a false account of the subject in question; however, it is generally…
Sula Part 2 Response
In the second part of Sula, Sula returns to the Bottom and is accompanied by a “plague of robins”. Her expensive clothes gets her old neighbors attention. She visits Eva and Eva criticizes her for remaining unmarried. Sula gets mad and tells Eva to shut up. She says that Eva's decision to cut off her own leg in order to collect insurance does not give her the right to control other people's lives. Eva responds by saying that was a bad daughter, Sula accuses her…
Whether it be in a positive or in a negative way, things such as where
someone goes to school, how long they go to school, their average income, or the neighborhoods
they live in, have all been strongly linked to the individual’s skin color. When analyzing the
novel Sula, by Toni Morrison, you begin to realize that, although they live in close proximity, the
blacks and whites in the novel barely interact with each other and live completely separate lives.
Lives that are not only separate, but also drastically different…
Friendship in Sula
In Sula, Toni Morrison questions what true friendship is by putting Nel Wright and Sula Peace’s friendship to the test. Morrison tests the phrase “opposites attract” in this novel. Nel and Sula have two different personalities yet they are able to compliment each other. They are opposites in the way that they relate to other people, and to the world around them. Nel is rational and balanced; she gets married and gives in to conformity and the town’s expectations. Sula is an irrational…
In this fiction short story “Ines in the Kitchen”, Cristina Garcia discusses a women in the story Ines, who is a housewife and pregnant. Garcia talks mainly about the character Ines and her situation and emotions. Throughout the story Ines feels trapped and confused about life in the choices she made, she feels betrayed not in the since from someone but of herself and the expectation of being a women. The author Cristina Garcia creates…