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"Sula"by Morrison/"Self Reliance" by Emerson
How does "Sula" validate or illustrate the writers ideas using "Self Reliance" essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson?
In Self-Reliance, Ralph Waldo Emerson describes his vision of the individual, a man dependent on himself and refusing to conform to social standards and expectations.
In Sula, Toni Morrison conveys her criticism of people who blindly succumbs to societal conventions, revealing it as a shortcoming that can be detrimental to a person's humanity.
Emerson in his essay says, "Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist".
Toni Morrison's novel is named Sula after the woman who takes the conventions of her small home town and turns them completely upside down.
The individual, according to Emerson, stands alone against the wave of society, listening to his own heart and disregarding the thoughts of others. He dismisses any ...
This posting focuses on how "Sula" by Toni Morrison validates or illustrates the writers ideas using "Self Reliance" essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson.