Milkman’s bathing, cooking and love-making to Sweet all signify his growth into a man, who yearns for self-respect and love for others (Carr Lee 8).
These seemly small tasks done by Milkman for Sweet demonstrates the final development of his new morals and desires for his manhood; one which includes women as sexual equals in which he can finally form meaningful connections with beyond the stipulations of money and social status.
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When the protagonist Milkman truly matures, he is in his mid-thirties, and has lived, up until his journey, a life of privilege, complacency, and...
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First, in order for Milkman to develop himself as a respectful and modern man, he had to shed himself the ignorant preconceived notions taught to him by his father and male relatives.
The men in the story have “a definite need to exercise dominion over place and people” (Bloom 195) and this need to exercise authority inevitability translates into the lust for influence and wealth by any means necessary (Woolliams 1).
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