Morrison’s use of the traditional African American materials have always attracted the attention of the scholars. Since the beginning of Morrison’s literary career, critics have been emphasising on her representation of the black culture from three different perspectives—Euro-American, African and African American. Keeping in the mind the huge quantity and wide variety of such critical works a selective literature review in chronological sequence is felt to be of some help in tracing out the objectives
Although religion does not exist as a central theme in Toni Morrison’s work, it does set premise for a richly intertwined web of symbolism. Morrison’s novels focus on the lives of characters acting in the present day or recent past. For African Americans, events of the past are a crucial facet of culture as they seek to remember their history, the most influential of these events reaching far back into the years of slavery. Historians argue that for incoming slaves, Christianity offered a religious
Toni Morrison is one of the most talented and successful African-American authors of our time. Famous for works such as The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Beloved, Morrison has cultivated large audiences of all ethnicities and social classes with her creative style of writing. It is not Morrison’s talent of creating new stories that attracts her fans. In contrast, it is her talent of revising and modernizing traditional Biblical and mythological stories that have been present in literature for centuries.
Abstract Toni Morrison is a truly extraordinary woman. She is the first African-American woman writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is considered as one of the greatest modern female writers to exert a major influence on African American literature. Especially, she has created black female characters through a unique writing style and various symbols in her novels. Through Morrison’s works, she describes black women in America have been victimized by race, gender and class
Within Love, Morrison observes the changes that have been brought about within society during the seventies. Specifically, the character Love begins the novel with a soliloquy in which she compares her generation with that of the present stating, “later on I was thought to have the wisdom maturity brings. Nowadays silence is looked on as odd and most of my race has forgotten the beauty of meaning much by saying little” (Morrison). Through a reflection of the past, the reader is given insight into