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Song of solomon

  1. 1. Presentation on Song of Solomon<br />
  2. 2. Preview<br />
  3. 3. Preview<br />Conflict<br />
  4. 4. Preview<br />Conflict<br />Correction<br />
  5. 5. Conflict<br />
  6. 6. Conflict<br />
  7. 7. Conflict<br />
  8. 8. Conflict<br />Desire to own things confines freedom.<br />
  9. 9. Conflict<br />Desire to own things confines freedom.<br />
  10. 10. Peacock cannot fly high<br />“How come it can’t fly no better than a chicken?” Milkman asked.<br />“Too much tail. All that jewelry weighs it down. Like vanity.”<br />Morrison, 179<br />
  11. 11. Different Solutions<br />
  12. 12. Different Solutions<br />
  13. 13. Different Solutions<br />
  14. 14. Robert gave up life for freedom<br />“I will take off from Mercy and fly away on my own wings.”<br />Morrison, 3<br />
  15. 15. Different Solutions<br />
  16. 16. Ruth indulges in her relation<br />It was one of her two secret indulgences –the one that involved her son—and part of the pleasure it gave her came from the room in which she did it.<br />Morrison, 13<br />
  17. 17. Ruth indulges in her relation<br />“That’s so,” said Ruth in a thin but steady voice. “I certainly am my daddy’s daughter.” She smiled.<br />Morrison, 67<br />
  18. 18. Symbol<br />They [flowers/“love”] were smothering her [Ruth], taking away her breath with their soft jagged lips. And she merely smiled and fought them off as though they were harmless butterflies.<br />Morrison, 105<br />
  19. 19. Symbol<br />She [Corinthians]… would have smashed her fist through the window just to touch him, feel his heat, the only thing that could protect her from a smothering death of dry roses.<br />Morrison, 199<br />
  20. 20. Different Solutions<br />
  21. 21. Hagar’s “love” for Milkman<br />And then, aloud, [Hagar said,] “He [Milkman] is my home in this world.”<br />Morrison, 137<br />
  22. 22. Hagar’s “love” for Milkman<br />Killing, ice-pick-wielding Hagar, who, shortly after a Christmas thank-you note, found herself each month searching the barrels and cupboards and basement shelves for some comfortably portable weapon with which to murder her true love.<br />Morrison, 126<br />
  23. 23. Different Solutions<br />
  24. 24. Guitar’s “love”<br />[Guitar:] “No love? No love? Didn’t you hear me? What I’m doing ain’t about hating white people. It’s about loving us. About loving you. My whole life is love.”<br />Morrison, 159<br />
  25. 25. Guitar’s “love”<br />[Guitar:] “It is about love. What else but love?”<br />Morrison, 223<br />
  26. 26. Different Solutions<br />
  27. 27. Macon Dead II<br />“I ain’t aiming to get him down. I’m aiming to get my money down. He can go on and die up there if he wants to. But if he don’t toss me my rent, I’m going to blow him out of that window.”<br />Morrison, 24<br />
  28. 28. Different Solutions<br />
  29. 29. Different Solutions<br />
  30. 30. Different Solutions<br />
  31. 31. Solomon flew away<br />“… he [Solomon] disappeared and left everybody. Wife, everybody, including some twenty-one children.”<br />Morrison, 322<br />
  32. 32. Different Solutions<br />
  33. 33. Pilate<br />“You can’t take a life and walk off and leave it. Life is life. Precious. And the dead you kill is yours. They stay with you anyway, in your mind. So it’s a better thing, a more better thing to have the bones right there with you wherever you go.”<br />Morrison, 208<br />
  34. 34. Pilate<br />“You just can’t fly on off and leave a body.”<br />Morrison, 332<br />
  35. 35. Pilate<br />Symbol: Naval—Relation<br />
  36. 36. Different Solutions<br />
  37. 37. Milkman<br />Mr. Smith’s blue silk wings must have left their mark, because when the little boy [Milkman] discovered, at four, the same thing Mr. Smith had learned earlier—that only birds and airplanes could fly—he lost all interest in himself.<br />Morrison, 332<br />
  38. 38. Different Solutions<br />
  39. 39. Conflict<br />Desire to own things confines freedom.<br />
  40. 40. Solution<br />Don’t try to own things.<br />
  41. 41. Solution<br />
  42. 42. Solution<br />
  43. 43. Solution<br />
  44. 44. Solution<br />
  45. 45. Don’t try to own love<br />No one deserves love.<br />No one can own love.<br />
  46. 46. Most people think they deserve love<br />
  47. 47. Most people think they deserve love<br />Her [Ruth] confirmed, eternal love of him, love that he didn’t even have to earn or deserve, seemed to him natural.<br />Morrison, 79<br />
  48. 48. No one deserves love<br />It sounded old. Deserve. Old and tired and beaten to death. Deserve. Now it seemed to him [Milkman] that he was always saying or thinking that he didn’t deserve some bad luck, or some bad treatment from others.<br />Morrison, 276<br />
  49. 49. No one deserves love<br />Apparently he [Milkman] thought he deserved only to be loved—from a distance, though—and given what he wanted. And in return he would be…what? Pleasant? Generous? Maybe all he was really saying was: I am not responsible for your pain; share your happiness with me but not your unhappiness.<br />Morrison, 277<br />
  50. 50. Most people try to own love<br />
  51. 51. Most people try to own love<br />[Porter:] “I don’t want a doll baby. I want a woman.”<br />Morrison, 196<br />
  52. 52. Contrast / Irony<br />[Porter:] “I don’t want a doll baby. I want a woman.”<br />Morrison, 196<br />[Porter:] Friendship is an outstretched hand, A smile of warm devotion. I offer both to you this day, With all the heart’s emotion.<br />Morrison, 193<br />
  53. 53. No one can own love<br />[Guitar:] “Hagar, don’t. It’s a bad word, ‘belong.’ Especially when you put it with somebody you love. Love shouldn’t be like that.”<br />Morrison, 306<br />
  54. 54. No one can own love<br />[Guitar:] “You can’t own a human being. You can’t lose what you don’t own.”<br />Morrison, 306<br />
  55. 55. Don’t try to own love<br />No one deserves love.<br />No one can own love.<br />
  56. 56. Solution<br />
  57. 57. Most people try to own things<br />
  58. 58. Macon Dead II<br />“Let me tell you right now the one important thing you’ll ever need to know: own things. And let the things you own own other things. Then you’ll own yourself and other people too.”<br />Morrison, 55<br />
  59. 59. Desire for wealth<br />Life, safety, and luxury fanned out before him [Macon Dead II] like the tail-spread of a peacock.<br />Morrison, 170<br />
  60. 60. Solution<br />
  61. 61. Guitar<br />[Milkman:] “Why worry about the colored woman at all?”<br />Guitar cocked his head and looked sideways at Milkman. His nostrils flared a little. “Because she’s mine.”<br />Morrison, 223<br />
  62. 62. Ruth<br />And then, aloud, [Hagar said,] “He is my home in this world.”<br />“And I am his,” said Ruth.<br />Morrison, 137<br />
  63. 63. Macon Dead II<br />Macon was delighted. His son belonged to him now and not to Ruth.<br />Morrison, 63<br />
  64. 64. Solution<br />
  65. 65. Solution<br />Don’t try to own things.<br />
  66. 66. Solution<br />Don’t try to own things.<br />
  67. 67. Solution<br />Don’t try to own things.<br />
  68. 68. Solution<br />
  69. 69. Solution<br />
  70. 70. Solution<br />For now he knew what Shalimar knew: If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.<br />Morrison, 337<br />
  71. 71. Limitations of the Solution<br />
  72. 72. The novel Starts and Ends with a Leap<br />
  73. 73. Start with a Leap<br />Downtown the firemen pulled on their greatcoats, but when they arrived at Mercy, Mr. Smith had seen the rose petals, heard the music, and leaped on into the air.<br />Morrison, 9<br />
  74. 74. End with a Leap<br />Without wiping away the tears, taking a deep breath, or even bending his knees—he [Milkman] leaped.<br />Morrison, 337<br />
  75. 75. Limitations of the Solution<br />
  76. 76. Limitations of the Solution<br />
  77. 77. Limitations of the Solution<br />
  78. 78. Limitations of the Solution<br />Everyone who chooses to fly dies.<br />
  79. 79. Disaffection with the Society<br />[Macon Dead II:] “Pilate can’t teach you a thing you can use in this world. Maybe the next, but not this one.”<br />Morrison, 55<br />
  80. 80. Limitations of the Solution<br />Perhaps that’s what all human relationships boiled down to: Would you save my life? Or would you take it?<br />Morrison, 331<br />
  81. 81. Ambivalent Attitude<br />
  82. 82. Advantages of a novel<br />Multiple themes<br />Not necessarily a theory/conclusion<br />
  83. 83. Conclusion<br />
  84. 84. Conclusion<br />There’s a conflict between people’s desire to own things and their freedom.<br />
  85. 85. Conclusion<br />There’s a conflict between people’s desire to own things and their freedom.<br />A person cannot fly high if he owns too many things.<br />
  86. 86. Conclusion<br />There’s a conflict between people’s desire to own things and their freedom.<br />A person cannot fly high if he owns too many things.<br />One way to solve the conflict is to try to not own things.<br />
  87. 87. Conclusion<br />There’s a conflict between people’s desire to own things and their freedom.<br />A person cannot fly high if he owns too many things.<br />One way to solve the conflict is to try to not own things.<br />However, this is an idealized solution and not very feasible in this society.<br />

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