Why does Morrison employ moments of unexpected beauty within the novel? What purpose do her stunning visuals and poetic moments serve?
"Each seemed to be helping the other two stay upright, yet every tumble doubled their delight. The live oak and soughing pine on the banks enclosed them and absorbed their laughter while they fought gravity for each other's hands. Their skirts flew like wings and their skin turned pewter in the cold and dying light" (Morrison 205).