Toni Morrison: A Thematic Study




This research looks on Toni Morrison’s usage of several narrative voices in her novel Home. Its goal is to reveal the impact and purpose of this novel’s employment of such a narrative method. The use of a variety of narrative tactics and horrific events creates a horror universe that represents the African American community’s sorrow and struggle. The current study examines how racism and patriarchy shaped the growth and creation of black female identity in Toni Morrison’s books The Bluest Eye and Sula. Morrison’s books depict how racial and gender prejudices influence the black female’s struggle for individual identity and selfhood. These works mostly use horror as a tactic for exploring the traumatic history of black life. The study’s goal is to investigate the function and relevance of terror, as well as the associated narrative techniques of disruption and disconnectedness, in revealing the repercussions of social exclusion in the texts. It is based on the premise that horror offers a different perspective on African American culture. The most disheartening part of human development and civilisation is that some of us are unable to embrace others as fellow humans. Human civilization is always divided by class, colour, and culture. Rather of embracing our differences and using them to our advantage, we fight to stifle and destroy others. Negroids were loathed by Caucasians, and the Mongoloids were continually at odds with Caucasians. We had lost our feeling of belonging. The chasm between wealthy and poor, between blacks and whites, and between man and woman is evident. Some unseen hand is constantly rolling the dice in the name of this class, race, and gender. Since the dawn of human civilization, human society has been basically split into classes.

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