The essay prompt I outlined was questioning how a character's misconception of self related to the theme of the novel. I found that due to Song of Solomon's exploration of identity, this would be an interesting one to write about. Milkman's struggle with identity is key to Morrison's novel. The symbolism of flying is very relevant to issues of identity. Milkman struggles to break away from dependence of Macon II is really the main struggle throughout the novel on an individual level. As he tries to break away and reach his full potential, he is able to fly at Guitar. He does not do this alone however, through all of the differing point of views, Morrison and her characters guide Milkman onto the path of self-discovery. Many examples are in the story, from Robert Smith flying, to Milkman peeing on Lena, and ending with Milkman flying at Guitar, and there are any more throughout. Morrison's general theme of the novel certainly had to do with one's struggle for identity.