One theme in this story is friendship. The friendship between Nel and Sula, they tend to have different personalities but yet get along very well. They had become best friends when they first met. They also grew up in different types of of enviroment. Nel is brought up to be calm and obeying her mother. On the other hand Sula is raised somehwat differently. The end to their friendship is mistrust. Sual had slept with Nels husband. This is when the trust Nel had for Sula had shattered.
Professor Lisa Brundage