As I've been reading Song of Solomon, I've noticed that the family dynamic of the Dead family is definitely off. To name a few examples, Macon resents his wife, Milkman wants to be the complete opposite of his father, Macon won't allow his children to see his sister Pilat, and Ruth tried searching for love through Milkman since her father died and Macon showed her no affection. In addition to this poor family dynamic, there are instances of incest like actions such as Ruth and her father, Ruth and Milkman, and Milkman and Hagar.
In Chapter 3, after Macon tells Milkman about his grandfather and mother's relationship and Milkman retrieves his repressed memory of how he got the name "Milkman," he is disgusted by the information and wishes that his father never told him the truth. However, at the end of the chapter Guitar asks Milkman if he wants him to drop him off at Hagar's and Milkman replies with, "Hagar's. Yeah. Sweet Hagar" (89). As we keep reading, we see that Milkman continues his relationship with Hagar for a long time. What I don't understand is why doesn’t Milkman seem to think it's wrong to have a relationship with Hagar since she is related to him?