Morrison’s authorship elucidates the conditions of motherhood showing how black women’s existence is warped by severing conditions of slavery. In this novel, it becomes apparent how in a patriarchal society a woman can feel guilty when choosing interests, career and self-development before motherhood. The sacrifice that has to be made by a mother is evident and natural, but equality in a relationship means shared responsibility and with that, the sacrifices are less on both part. Although motherhood can be a wonderful experience many women fear it in view of the tamming of the other and the obligation that eventually lies on the mother. Training alludes to how the female is situated in the home and how the nurturing of the child and additional local errands has now turned into her circle and obligation.
Symbolism and authors style and its effect on the plot In literature, authors will often utilize symbolism in order to develop characters and plot. In The Bluest Eye, the author, Toni Morrison portrays an African American girl named Pecola, who is stricken with longing for a better life. As she muddles through her difficult childhood, her once innocent interpretation of race and beauty are deformed by the beauty standards that dominated the mid-20th century society. She believes that beauty is dependent upon love, and her self-image, in particular, her eyes, plays a big role in the novel. She consistently attributes her struggles and failures to her lack of blue eyes, and believes that by having blue eyes, her struggle will go away.
Richard Wright is a highly acclaimed writer, who stressed the importance of reading, writing, and words. Wright is best known for a lot of exceptional pieces of literature such as “Blueprint for Negro Writing” which is somewhat of a declaration of independence from Harlem Renaissance writers. Richard Wright was born 1908 on a plantation near Mississippi. Wright personified the classic American dream. He went from being deprived intellectually and in poverty to a figure stone in literature.
If “Belicia was not at work, she was sleeping; Lola shopped, cooked, cleaned, took care of Oscar, and had the best grades in her class” (Diaz 56); nevertheless, Belicia complimented Lola. Belicia consider Lola just doing a daughter’s duties. Moreover, when Lola let Belicia know that the neighbor raped her, Belicia did nothing to confront the criminal; instead, Belicia told Lola shut her mouth and stop complaining. Belicia was not a mother of her word; she let Lola believe that Lola would go to the sixth grade sleep away to Bear Mountain, so Lola used her own paper-route money to buy a backpack, was all exciting getting ready to go. But on the morning of the trip, Belicia would not allow Lola to go.
She has also composed poems in ballad form, letters, and haikus. In 1969, Sanchez published her first adult book of poems entitled “Homecoming” where she uniquely addresses racial oppression in angry voices taken from street conversations. Haki Madhubuti mentioned in “Black Women Writers, 1950-1980: A Critical Evaluation” that she appreciated Sanchez’s potential of urban street talk and was accountable more than any other poet for "legitimizing the use of urban Black English in written form." William Pitt Root was inspired by her work and also wrote about her early poems in poetry, "Her poems are raps, good ones, aimed like guns at whatever obstacles she detects standing in the way of Black progress .... Her praises are as generous as her criticisms are severe, both coming from loyalties that are fierce, invulnerable, and knowing.
This contrast immediately gives the reader an insight into the torment that guilt and regret can cause. There is a clear definition between Lady Macbeth before and after the murder of King Duncan. This character change emphasizes greatly the theme of the impacts upon a person due to the unnatural acts they have performed. In Lady Macbeth’s case the impact was guilt and regret both of which tormented her to point of serious mental illness, insomnia and ultimately a self induced demise. The author 's intention in bringing a once strong and evil character to the mercy of their own morality is to educate readers upon the impacts that guilt could have upon their own life if they were to perform the unnatural just as Lady Macbeth did.
Through Beloved, Morrison finally gives all former slaves, "disremembered and unaccounted for", a voice. Beloved tries her hardest to become a real person throughout the novel, but she simply remains the ghost of a baby, one who "crouches" in the fetal position and who needs an "underwater face". Her identity is blurred, half-developed, and soon deliberately forgotten by all the people she once knew. Beloved tries to escape the taint of slavery by "open[ing] the locks the rain rained on", hoping to pry the chains apart easily with just her fingernails. However, slavery is far more complicated than that.
“Havisham” is a poem based on “Miss.Havisham” on the novel “The Great Expectations”. The author Carol Ahn Duffy used several techniques to describe her feelings and symbolizing her emotions with objects emphasizing love and hate throughout the poem. In the poem, she introduced 5 different colours to represent her feelings and emotions which has made it very effective for the readers. For example, “green” implies jealousy, which shows how Havisham is envying the woman who took her man, compeyson, and is known to be very negative colour. Another colour is “yellow”, implying decay and rotting this particular colour is used connotatively by showing her mind and sanity.
Donne is damned with the possibility of burning in hell with his sins being odious if not equal to that of “serpents, lecherous goats, and poisonous mineral. As Bearing recites “If poisonous minerals, and if that tree” the poem is projected on her, as she lectures her students about John Donne. Edson uses this device to convey intertextuality that promotes a number of impressions to the audience; that Donne’s poetry is found within Bearings character, it reflects not only on Vivian but Donne too. Edson demonstrates a bias towards intellects and wit over the emotions and poeticism of Donne’s purpose, insisting that the “Christian doctrine assures that no sinner is denied forgiveness” Alluding to one’s moral and ethical behaviours, thus enhancing our understanding one the principle of the human nature. It also contradictory to Donne’s assertion that serpents, lecherous goats, and poisonous minerals have unequal sins if “no sinner is denied forgiveness”.
“If there’s book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it” (Toni Morrison). This quote written by Morrison best describes her desire to write books for the African-American community. The Bluest Eye is a novel written by Toni Morrison, it is set in 1941 and centers around the life of a young African-American girl named Pecola. Pecola is constantly called ugly due to her dark skin color as a result, she develops an inferiority complex, which fuels her desire for the blue eyes she considers equal to beauty. In 1987 Toni Morrison published Beloved, a novel set after the American civil war, in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the protagonist Sethe, a former slave has been living with her eighteen-year-old daughter Denver along with a malevolent presence of an abusive ghost that has been hunting their house at 124 Bluestone Road for many years.