Sula, published in 1973, is a novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison that intricately weaves a tale of friendship, betrayal, and the complexities of identity in a Black community called The Bottom. The novel follows the lifelong bond between Sula Peace and Nel Wright, exploring their contrasting life choices and the impact of societal expectations. As Sula challenges norms, the narrative delves into themes of self-discovery, female friendship, and the consequences of societal judgment. Explore a plot summary, a list of characters, and suggested essay topics.


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