Homes symbolize status in the world of Song of Solomon and also indicate how a person copes, feels, and identifies materialistically with the world around him. We are presented with a spectrum of homes, from huge mansions, to two-room shacks, to improbably manicured dwellings carved out of wilderness, to cozy one-room cottages of mythical comfort. The larger and more affluent the home, the more diseased it becomes.
Questions About The Home
- Who has the comfiest home?
- How many homes do we encounter in Song?
- Where does Milkman find home?
Chew on This
In Song of Solomon, homes are both womblike and tomblike.
Homes are agents of confinement throughout this novel.