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    core it has a much more deeper meaning; it is when an advantage over another being is unnecessarily used to inflict lasting damage and humiliation out of pleasure and self-fulfillment from the perpetrator. As seen in author Toni Morrison’s novel, Beloved, traumatic memories from the past linger among the characters as they try to deal with slavery’s scars and move forward in life. Cruelty appears in the novel through the people who profited from dehumanizing slaves and the victims who lived under

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    Beloved by Toni Morrison

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    Toni Morrison explores the idea of slavery through her novel, Beloved, by using a variety of literary techniques and postmodern concepts. The idea of the rememory is a major theme throughout the novel that Toni Morrison uses to introduce the lives of Denver and Sethe and the idea of slavery. Rememory is the act of remembering a memory that happened in the past. Beloved, depicted as a ghost, exemplifies the idea of rememory for Sethe because she brings back many memories to Sethe’s mind. Throughout

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    Beloved: Not a Story to Pass on The novel Beloved is a work of literature so compelling, readers must allow themselves to submit to the author’s literary genius in order to understand her message. Toni Morrison destroys the barrier that is censorship in African American history by giving account to real life events through fiction. The novel is raw and uncut, and leaves the reader with a new perspective on society. Morrison acts as an advocate for racial and social equality, and the importance

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    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

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    Skylar Leaf American Gothic Mid-Term The Use of Color in Beloved In Beloved, color is a common and important theme, especially the color red. This is because color can symbolize a variety of different things such as a specific emotion or a memory. Throughout Beloved Morrison uses color to give various meanings to various objects and spaces. The emotional qualities of the characters in Beloved are so strong that Morrison utilizes color as a way to express their feelings. Since the book tells a story

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    bloodiest domestic war in US history. The events preceding and following this event tor a nation’s ideals apart. The novel Beloved by Toni Morrison acknowledges the hardship and dehumanization of slaves at that time. Thus identifying the reader, linking them emotionally into the dark history of the United States. Progressively this helps define the basis of what is the American Identity. Toni Morrison’s perception of “what it means to be an American” is defined through the life of the central characters Sethe

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    within the novel Beloved there was also some differences. A runaway slave deciding whether or not she’d kill the ones she loved before letting them experience the suppressed memories she tried so hard to hide. There was some resemblance with the murdering of the youngest child in both stories which helped framed Toni Morrison’s intentions of Margaret Garner’s story. This story of Margaret Garner was one that sparked deeper interest and compassion. Within the novel Beloved by Toni Morrison, the

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    Toni Morrison and Historical Memory

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    values. Morrison has developed and written about different types of memory in her novels including rememory, disrememory and social or collective memory. Social memory is an expression of collective memories and experiences of individuals who are members of larger groups (families, neighborhoods, communities and cultures). This collective memory is a source of historical knowledge which provides a cultural group with "material for conscious reflection." (Fentress, 26). Through social memory, groups

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    Sexuality and the Grotesque in Toni Morrison's Beloved Grotesque images of rape, murder, and sexual abuse are recurring throughout Toni Morrison's novel Beloved. The ideals of the white oppressor, be it murder, rape, or sexual abuse were powerful forces that shaped the lives of many of the characters, especially the character Sethe. Rape and sexual abuse are two grotesque instances expressed throughout the novel. The most often referred to is the incident when Schoolteacher?s

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    Sale, Roger. “Toni Morrison`s Beloved.” Modern Critical Views Toni Morrison. New York: Chelsea House Publisher, 1990. 165-170. Print. In this article Roger Sale tells about the genius of Toni Morrison and the pleasure he experienced during reading the Beloved. Also, he recalls the first paragraph of the story telling that only after finishing the book one can truly understand its essence. Critic makes a clear statement, with which I absolutely agree, that Morrison on purpose makes the time lines

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