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Reflection of history in Toni Morrison's beloved


Soofastaei, Elaheh and Kaur, Hardev and Mirenayat, Sayyed Ali (2015) Reflection of history in Toni Morrison's beloved. In: UPM - SAGE Publications Young Writer's Award 2015 Papers. Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 35-50. ISBN ; EISBN: 9789673446414


Slavery as a ruthless possessiveness outlines individuals as their portable possessions,whereas rejecting to identify their distinct identity. Slavery has a very close relationship with slave’s memory. Beloved portrays the emotional response of each character to unimaginable loss and suffering. Masterfully, Toni Morrison tries to show the Negro characters in the history which their traumatic memories are always with them. This paper tries to shed light on the reflection of history on slavery,memory and discourses in this novel in which characters have tragedy to forget their awful memories concerning the Slavery in the United States. In this way, it uses the critical views by Rigney, Mathieson and Fitzgerald.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Publisher: Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: History; Slavery; Memory; Discourse; Trauma
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 04:08
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/51161
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