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Themes

The question of what is natural and what is unnatural is one that threads its way throughout Song. Therefore, the idea of the supernatural is extremely important, pointing to higher powers and greater beings. We are constantly presented with ghosts, magic, and seeming impossibilities.

Questions About The Supernatural

  1. Why doesn’t Milkman believe in ghosts?
  2. What do ghosts do and say in this novel?
  3. What does it mean to be "supernatural"?
  4. Is Pilate supernatural?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

Pilate’s lack of a belly button makes her a marginal being.

Ghosts are peaceful in Song of Solomon.

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