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Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon

by Toni Morrison

Women and Femininity Quotes

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"You don’t hear about women like that anymore, but there used to be more – the kind of woman who couldn’t live without a particular man. And Love, I guess. But I always thought it was trying to take care of children by themselves, you know what I mean?" (2.14.323)

Susan Byrd needs to read a little book called Song of Solomon, because that kind of woman and that kind of love certainly does still exist. This is an interesting moment, because Susan Byrd brings a new spin on the whole nervous love thing. She indicates a survival mentality is part of this kind of love. Ryna may have love Solomon deeply, but the fact of the matter is, he left her with 21 mouths to feed.

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