Women And Feminism In Toni Morrison's Beloved

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possession of someone even before she knew it. The chokecherry tree is a constant reminder of what she lost and how she has been living her life after that tree was planted on her back. Feminists today raise their voices against the rape of women. They also say that it is normal for the female victim to re-live the moment when trying to forget it. It was first said that these victims are welcome with open arms to their aid and various organizations that comes forward to support them. Psychiatrists say that it takes a woman about half of her life time to forget such an abuse and move on in her life; those women who try to live their normal life within days and months are imagining being strong and in truth they are not okay. The females i.e.,…show more content…
Is it necessary for us to have such a system? But, this patriarchy system is a way for women to blame men in the first place. This actually suits the contemporary world but when thinking about such a system in slavery time within the slave men is clearly not possible with them having much in their plates already. The less known fact about this system is that it also affects men just like women. Toni Morrison in Beloved emphasizes Paul D’s weakness by humiliating him at the hands of so-called weak and restless women, contrasting to the patriarchal tendencies. But the question is wouldn’t men be agonized just as much the women when they are raped? Be it physical, mental. Rather than taking a stand on assault on men, it’s better for us to know what happens to the oppressing gender when oppressed by the society that they created. The idea of male rape is tabooed. Hence, it is marginalized in our society. But then there is Paul D with a rusty tin-box heart. It is clear that Paul D was oppressed in ways we can never imagine ourselves in his shoe that made him feel less-manly and often not anything but a human package of pain and domination that never faded but grew larger in his rusty heart, every day. First of those instances started with Paul D not getting to start a family like Halle or Sixo; Paul D thought something was wrong with him even though he liked Sethe from the moment he saw her in the plantation. The unheard feelings of Paul
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