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Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon


by Toni Morrison

Discussion & Essay Questions

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Sample of Discussion & Essay Questions

  1. Consider the way in which Macon Dead, Jr. acquires his nickname Milkman—by suckling at his mother's breast for too long. How does his nickname help determine who he becomes as an adult? How does it relate to his given name? Write an essay that explores the significance of the name "Milkman" in relation to the development of his character.