The Characteristics and Growth of the Black Women Embodied in Beloved

Ru WANG, He GAO

Abstract


Beloved is a great novel that typifies the vantage of Toni Morrison, the first African American woman writer who won the Nobel Prize. In this novel, Toni Morrison reveals great and indelible contribution to the African American literature. It is Toni Morrison that makes the scholars of the American critical circle pay much attention to the interior world of the black women. In her fictional world, Toni Morrison reflected miseries, abnormalities and distortions of the black women’s feeling and mind under the oppressions of racism and sexism. As one of the important figures of Beloved, all kinds of the description of the black women contributes a lot to the success of the image-shaping. As for the structure of this paper, it divides into four parts: Brief introduction to the novel, the characteristics and growth of the black women, and the final conclusion. This paper mainly attempts to discuss the characteristics and growth of the black women in the novel. By analyzing the changes of the black women in the novel, it will show you a special and unique realistic perspective.

 


Keywords


Beloved; Toni Morrison; Black women

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/8532

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