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Corinthian's Identity In Song Of Solomon By Toni Morrison

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In the novel Song Of Solomon by Toni Morrison, Corinthian's name has shaped her identity through the origin of her name, Corinth, a Grecian city, and through the fact that Corinthian is commonly known as a boys name. Corinthian has a high education that “taught her how to be an enlightened mother and wife, able to contribute to the civilization” of her community. With her college education, she is able to pursue a job as a“ teacher, librarian, or…well, something intelligent and public-spirited”. Most women in that time didn’t get the chance to pursue a higher education, and men were encouraged to, so the fact that Corinthian is commonly known as a boy's name emphasizes how even though she has a high education, she wasn’t able to gain a high-status
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