how the theme of flight operates in Song of Solomon
explain how the theme of flight operates in Song of Solomon. How is flight represented in the novel in both literal and figurative ways? How does flight relate to the other prominent themes of masculinity and race in the novel? What aesthetic devices (metaphors, analogies, images) does Morrison utilize in conjunction with flight? Refer to direct passages and quotations from the text to support your claims.
Additionally, consider the theme of flight from the standpoint of personal reflection. Can you find evidence of flight in your own life? What have you been striving for and fleeing from this semester? With college comes a new sense of freedom for many students — to be free, to fly on your own terms, can be both liberating and terrifying.