What are some possible reasons for Eva's decision to kill Plum? How was the act both one of sacrifice and selfishness? How do her actions address the ambiguous blessings of a mother's strong love for her children?
What is the significance of Hannah's comment that she doesn't like Sula although she loves her?
How does the community define Sula after her return to the Bottom? What is ironic about their attitude toward her?
Why is it odd that Eva criticizes Sula's unconventional life when Sula returns to the Bottom after a ten year absence? What are some possible reasons for her criticism?
In the Prologue, Morrison describes the changes taking place in the Bottom as rich whites move into the area. How does her description imply that things are not what they appear to be on the surface?
What important theme in Sula does Shadrack represent?
What is the possible symbolic significance of Eva's missing leg? How does it tie into the theme of deceptive appearances in Sula?
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