The Dehumanizing Effect Of Slavery In Toni Morrison's Cruelty

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Morrison has successfully depicted a genuine picture of slavery and the long term effects that the cruelty behind it cause.While much the pain endured by the characters comes from the horrors of slavery, it is also comes from their relationship with Sethe. Throughout the novel, Sethe suffers the most than any other character, making it enableable that others around her would find themselves tangled in her mess. Such tragedies are difficult to heal from and it is easy to see how locking away such memories would seem like the answer. Morrison chooses Sethe as a character representative of a whole generation suffered from the setbacks of slavery. Morrison focuses on the dehumanizing effect of slavery by emphasizing sufferings of slaves. The novel
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