"Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison.
"Flight in the Song of Solomon"
Throughout literature it has been common for authors to use allusions to complement frequent motifs in their work. In Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, Milkman learns that his desire to fly has been passed down to him from his ancestor Solomon. As Milkman is figuring out the puzzle of his ancestry, he realizes that when Solomon tried to take his youngest son, Jake, flying with him, he dropped him and Jake never arrived with his father to their destination. Milkman spends the later part of his life trying to learn how to fly and how to connect him self with hi…
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