An observation on the ending. After Nel had left Sula’s funeral and realized that the feelings were still there, just dormant. It was rather expected that although they were separated, they were still the same friends they were before, only a certain things have gotten in the way. When Sula in essence took away Jude from Nel, it appeared as if Sula just didn’t care. The reason she gave though is that she didn’t think that sleeping with Jude was enough to break their bond. Although she was right, Nel didn’t accept it at first and was angry until of course Sula dies and Nel finally figured out that their friendship was what she was missing all along.
Professor Lisa Brundage