Volume : IV, Issue : I, January - 2015

THEMATIC CONCERNS IN THE "BELOVED" BY TONI MORRISON

Subhash Singh

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Toni Morrisonís fiction revolves around black women defining their roles and striving to survive in a male dominated society.Her work is also often heavily influenced by her inheritance of the African American culture.Beloved explores the physical, emotional, and spiritual devastation wrought by slavery, a devastation that continues to haunt those characters who are former slaves even in freedom.From the beginning, Belovedfocuses on the import of memory and history. Sethe struggles daily with the haunting legacy of slavery, in the form of her threatening memories and also in the form of her daughterís aggressive ghost.It also demonstrates the extent to which individuals need the support of their communities in order to survive. In ief, closing chapter of the book, Morrison returns the narration to a more universalized, abstracted, and distanced voice.The result is poetic: words rhyme and phrases repeat, affecting an almost trancelike state in the reader

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Subhash Singh THEMATIC CONCERNS IN THE ''BELOVED''BY TONI MORRISON Global Journal For Research Analysis, Vol: 4, Issue: 1 January 2015


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