On Feminism in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon

Zheng CHEN


Although the protagonist of Song of Solomon is a black man, the black women in the novel should not be ignored because they play significant roles in the growing of the hero Milkman. It is safe to say that Song of Solomon is abundant in feminism, which is one of the themes Morrison intends to present in her novels. This article aims to exploring the feminist thinking in the novel Song of Solomon. In this novel, Morrison presents her feminist views by describing some typical female images, and implies that black women should challenge the dominant white culture and patriarchal society and should be independent, strong and with sense of self.



Song of Solomon; Pilate; Milkman; Feminism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/13086


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