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and she accomplished much in those years.
deeply committed to protesting Apartheid. (Good for her!)
positive social change, e.g. the abolishment of Apartheid. It makes my heart soar!
I could understand Sonny's attraction to Hannah on so many levels. Perhaps first and foremost, it was "illegal" for a white and black to have an intimate relationship, much as it was "illegal" for Sonny to have moved his family into a white neighborhood. He was always pushing the limits. Will describes his discovery while skipping out on studying for exams and going to the movies in a distant white neighborhood:
|This sunflower is|
symbolic of Sonny's
betrayal; it is the
At first I thought perhaps Hannah's attraction for Sonny was mainly that she was 'forbidden' to him as a white woman to a black man, but I believe their shared efforts for and interest in the civil rights fight and sex with no strings attached represented much of his enjoyment within this relationship. When he was with her, "sexual happiness and political commitment were one." However, this relationship also develops as do most, to the point that you want to share your connectedness with the world.