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lesson 29
1 hour

Milkman: Mythical Hero?


In this lesson, students read pages 74–76 of “Myth as Structure in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon,” in which Harris analyzes Milkman’s journey to Pennsylvania and Virginia through the lens of famous mythical heroes. Students participate in a discussion and revisit their analysis to see how their original interpretations change or are reinforced by Harris’s literary criticism.


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