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Black Community in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Sula and Song of Solomon
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Using the novels, The Bluest Eye, Sula and Song of Solomon, the purpose of this essay is to examine Toni Morrison’s characters in the setting of the black community with emphasis on gender, participation in society and the class differences which exist within the black collective. All of the characters in the narratives exist in communities which are defined by the racial barriers formed by the surrounding white societies. Due to her concern with the inter-relatedness of race, gender and class as they are lived by the individuals, Morrison gives her characters physical and psychological qualities which enhance their chances for survival and fulfillment, thus leading to the survival of the black community. Through her characters in The Bluest Eye, Sula and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison portrays the black community with reference to blackness and the inner struggles of the individual as well as the class differences and social structures within the collective. It can be concluded that the black community is an important part of today’s society as the contemporary individual must embrace his/her culture and heritage, which is found in the unity of the collective.

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2010. , 56 p.
Keyword [en]
Toni Morrison, gender participation in society, class differences, black community
National Category
General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-5206OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-5206DiVA: diva2:330543
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2010-10-01 Created: 2010-07-15 Last updated: 2010-10-01Bibliographically approved

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