How Does Toni Morrison Relates To The Book Beloved

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Beloved is a novel that was written by author Toni Morrison. Beloved was published in 1987 by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House Inc., in New York. Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1987. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the American Book Awards, the Anisfield-Book Award, and the Frederic G. Melcher Book Award, all in the year 1988. This novel made a huge impact on African American history, and historical fiction, as it covers the struggle of freedom in early lives of slavery. At the beginning of the novel, Beloved takes place in the year 1873, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The novel begins by telling the reader how a former slave, Sethe, has been living with her eighteen-year-old daughter, Denver, for the…show more content…
One way she relates to the book is as a mother. In the book, Sethe tries to do anything she can to protect her children, and she tries to be a good role model towards them. Toni Morrison relates to this, because as a mother, she would do anything to save her two children, Harold and Slade. Another way Morrison relates is an African American woman. Morrison writes about the issues of post-Civil War and the issues Sethe and her family faces in the cruel times of slavery. She is not afraid to express and learn about her history as an African American woman, and the struggle that the characters face. Toni Morrison is an African American author, novelist, editor, and professor. Toni Morrison was born on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio. She was the second child out of four, and her parents were George and Ramah Wofford. Morrison credits her love of reading, music, and folklore to her parents from her childhood. Morrison’s novels are widely known for her vivid and rich dialogue and detail of characters and her creativity of epic themes. Morrison has won nearly every book award given and has also been awarded many degrees for her successful
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