People, satisfied by being a cut or notch over other people, therefore like comparing merits. Criticizing the shortcomings and wrong doings of other people provide us with a sense of superiority and sometimes even makes us look down on the inferiors. However, sometimes we are in fact criticizing things that we have also done in the past. In such cases, morals and self-protection will always come into conflict. On one hand, we speak against faults on moral ground. But on the other hand, self-protection helps us to make up all kinds of excuses in order to escape from accusations, which in turn create a double standard of viewing. Toni Morrison, the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, disagrees with the hypocrisy and portrays the double standard of people through the book "Sula" in 1973.
The story is based on the lives of the black community who lives in The Bottom in Ohio. The Bottom situated in the hills above the mostly white, wealthier community of Medallion. Sula and Nel are good friends, they are bought up under two different environments.…
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