"I always understood how you could take a man. Now I understand why you can't keep none." "Is that what I'm supposed to do? Spend my life keeping a man?" "They worth keeping, Sula." "They ain't worth more than me. . . ." (1940.57-10.60)
Sula's self-worth prevents her from succumbing to the pressures associated with her gender. Does this possibly make her the hero of the novel?