“All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was” (Toni Morrison, BrainyQuote)
I am going to try to post a quote every day again now that I am used to my schedule for the second semester. I chose a quote by the author Toni Morrison who is well-known for her novels Song of Solomon and Beloved. I read Beloved over break, but I admit I did not like it as much as the previous book mentioned. I respected the form of the novel and how the story flowed, but overall I do not think it was as beautifully written as Song of Solomon. The above quote I feel shows how Morrison can write in a deep moving way and still talk about a serious subject. Morrison, like many other African-American writers, focus their stories around people finding their roots and understanding their past. In my opinion, this quote can tie into these themes and shows the importance of ancestry.
Q: What do you think this quote means? Do you think that Morrison may be talking about the importance of knowing one’s past?
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