Introduction

Hello, my fellow bloggers, my name is Grace and you will get to know me as “gracelyn14”. I am in the senior class of 2014, and achieving goals in life is what I live for. During my year in AP Literature/Composition I plan on learning how to analyze literature in a different way; getting more in depth with the book. For example, explaining how literature reflects, or shapes our society. I want to be able to understand what the author really meant by the symbol(s) he/she used and what the symbol(s) really mean.

After graduating high school, I hope to attend Emory medical school.  While in college, I plan joining this organization called ScribeAmerica, which is also dealing with the medical field. This organization pays you to be an assistant to a head doctor, in which you learn everything that doctor does on a day- to- day basis. In the four years and yonder that I’m there I plan on majoring in either Nursing. In my fourth year of medical school, I want to take up an ER elective. If everything goes as planned, hopefully I will be doing my practice in a major hospital and saving people lives everyday that I am there.

Critical Essay on Morison’s Sula

The article “Toni Morison’s Sula : A Satire on Binary Thinking”, is a literary criticism on the novel “Sula”. The article is going more into depth on Toni  Morison’s binary oppositions. Rita Bergenholtz is expanding upon Deborah McDowell’s thesis and arguing that the novel “Sula”, may be read as an extended satire on binary thinking. Throughout the article, the word satire is defined in many different ways and how Morison uses satire throughout her novel. Bergenholtz actually quotes other authors on how they view the word satire and what it actually means to them.

From what I understand from the article by  Bergenholtz, her main purpose was trying to define Toni Morison’s novel “Sula” as a binary thinking while using satire. Reba gets her point across using many examples from other authors who share their viewpoint on the word satire. It was one section in this article that made me question what I was reading. In the article Bergenholtz stated that in the novel “Sula”, blacks and whites used the word “bottom” synecdochically to represent the whole person. How can one word represent a whole person? even the examples given from the text in the article did not help me understand how one word specifically represented a person. In all though, this article stated a numerous amount of definitions that helped me understand the novel better than I did. Especially, when it came down to understanding the satire of the novel and how Toni Morison used binary oppositions in her novel. The use of note taking/analyzing the text  should have been used when reading this article to help you understand what was being read.