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Biblical Allusion and Magical Realism

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Katie Laughlin

on 15 December 2014

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Transcript of Biblical Allusion and Magical Realism

Analyzing Chapters 1-4 in Morrison's Song of Solomon
Biblical Allusion and Magical Realism
"a genre where magical or unreal elements play a natural part in an otherwise realistic...environment"

Magical Realism
In Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon: In the Bible it in the old testament, and it between a young black maiden and King Solomon. It is a lyrical poem about their love


Biblical Allusions
People have the desire to escape reality and living in a fantastical world can allow this to be more obtainable than in our world

While flight, song, ghosts, and dreams blur these lines, their name and identity will always be inescapable
By: Sarah Sant and Katie Laughlin
Please take out your book and turn to page 104
through the belief that human flight is a reality, it becomes possible and natural within the world of the novel
Pilate Dead/Pontius Pilate
Magdalene called Lena/Mary Magdalene
First Corinthians/relates to Paul
Circe/Circe from Greek mythology
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Faris, Wendy B. and Lois Parkinson Zamora, Introduction to Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community, pp. 5
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Morrison, Toni. Song of Solomon. New York: Knopf, 1977. Print.
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