Toni Morrison 's Beloved And The Bluest Eye

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Jada Warner
Razor
Ap Lit- 5
8 December 2016
Author/Work Literary Analysis Paper
Toni Morrison 's Beloved and The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison is known for her use of poetic language. In many of her writings Morrison captures the pursuit of African Americans identities(Parnell). Considering Morrison never experienced the horrific tragedies she writes about, she is a witness to many identities that were destroyed by society depiction of them. The themes that Toni Morrison illustrates in her works Beloved and The Bluest Eye demonstrates how Toni Morrison works show individuals struggling with self-shattered identities that stem from society 's distorted expectations of them.
Born February 18,1931 in Lorain, Ohio, Chloe Ardelia Wofford later known as Toni Morrison is a Novelist, editor, play writer and literary critic(“Toni-bio.com”). Toni Morrison won Pulitzer Prize for fiction and American Book Award(1988), Nobel Prize in Literature(1993), National Humanities Medal(2000) and The Presidential Medal of Freedom(2012)(Bio.com). Toni Morrison is the second of four children in a working- class family(Dreifus). Morrison 's parents moved to Ohio to escape the southern culture but also to teach their children their African American Heritage through traditional African American folktales(Mote). In 1949 Morrison attended Howard University graduating in 1953 with a B.A in English. While attending Howard University Morrison began writing fiction in a group with poets and writers(Mote).

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