“If they are as bad, as unnatural, as you say, why do you want to be like them? Don’t you want to be better than they are?”

This quote stood out to me because it shows Toni Morrison’s opinion on human nature and on how bad people are. This quote is in the middle of a conversation between Milkman and Guitar regarding Guitar getting back at white people by killing them. Milkman is trying to show Guitar that he shouldn’t stoop down to their level. This particular part of this book conveys an idea of reverse racism, which is prevalent throughout this novel.


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