Thursday, March 29, 2012
Textures of Cloth
I think it is interesting how Morrison includes strong sensory detail throughout the book, but especially when she describes something so insignificant as the textures of various cloths. For example, Amy Denver repeatedly talks about her yearning for velvet. Also, the description of the corn husks at Sweet Home as silk is repeated in Paul D and Sethe's thoughts. I think Morrison may be doing this as part of her making figurative language literal. I think a big part of Morrison's success in making this esoteric novel so tangible is her use of sensory detail.