Question: Why did Sula leave the bottom?

After the wedding, Sula leaves the Bottom to attend college. She does not return for 10 years.

Why does Sula return to the bottom?

Why has Sula returned to the Bottom? She has returned out of boredom with the many big cities she traveled through, and because she craves Nel — the other half of her equation — and yearns for their girlhoods soulful friendship. Neither Nel nor Sula, however, are girls any longer.

Why does Sula leave?

One possible reason that Sula leaves the Bottom immediately following the wedding is that she and Nel can no longer be the inseparable friends they once were. Symbolically, Nels wedding veil is too heavy for her to feel Judes kiss, suggesting a smothered imagination and eclipsed dreams.

What happens to Sula in the end?

By the end of the novel Sula has died, most of the residents of the Bottom have died, and Nel finds herself alone. Yeah. Nel misses her friend, despite the fact that Sula stole her husband, but in the end, their friendship endures more than any other in the novel.

Does Hannah Love Sula?

Morrison begins her chapter on an abrupt note: it seems that Hannah has been thinking about whether or not her mother loves her for some time (in the previous chapter, we learned that she doesnt love Sula—perhaps Hannah is trying to understand her own feelings by talking to her mother).

Why does Sula stare at Hannah burning?

She condemns Sula for watching as Hannah is consumed by flames rather than seeing her mother as the woman who gave birth to her — and trying to put out the fire that ignites her flesh. Eva implies that Sula has a disturbing, unnatural curiosity about her mothers burning body.

What does always mean in Sula?

And Morrison does not completely clarify what Shadracks Always means until the chapter titled 1941, in which she writes that Shadrack said Always to convince [Sula], assure her, of permanency. Nel will finally understand Shadracks meaning when, at the novels close, she thinks she hears Sulas spirit blowing ...

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