Symbolism In Pilate's Singing

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Pilate’s use of singing builds her feminine characteristics, and builds her strength as a mother. Singing has been a cultural symbol in the black community for many years. It was a symbol of comfort and hope to the people in slavery, and even things as simple as comfort to a child before bed. These are traits that are present in the “typical mother” and Pilate has these despite her masculine physical features and personality traits. In the very beginning, she is seen singing in the line “The singing woman wore a knitted cap pulled far down over her forehead.” (Morrison 5). This is during the chaotic time in which Mr. Smith was going to “fly” off of the building. Pilot’s singing is a beacon of peace in the situation, and Morrison uses this as

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