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Rubyfruit Jungle Essay

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Rubyfruit Jungle is an amazing novel about a girl, named Molly, who I see as breaking free from societal norms with no shame. I think Molly sets a terrific example for people today. As I read, I felt exhilarated by the sense of freedom and shamelessness that was within Molly. I am not fully speaking of this in the sense that people should all feel compelled to be attracted to the opposite sex, through Molly's example. I am, however, saying that people should follow Molly's example of not being ashamed of who they truly are inside and the things that they want to do in their lives. If everyone goes through life not living how they want to live and not doing the things they love to do, then they won't truly live at all. In some ways I saw Molly as modeling Sula in Toni Morrison's book. She had an air of arrogance to her at times, just as I saw Sula possessing. Like Sula, Molly took off to better her life and left her family behind. Also, like Sula, Molly at times hurt people, by her harsh honesty. However, one thing that set Molly and Sula apart was Molly's willingness to return to her mother with whole heartedness, whereas Sula after returning home, treated her loved ones with utter disrespect, at times not even realizing that she was in the wrong. Molly has a fire in her that so many people admire and others shy away from, scared that if they followed in...

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