The Tony Morrison’s beloved (1987) response analysis

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The Tony Morrison’s beloved (1987) response analysis

Write an essay (5-7 pages) in response to ONE QUESTION of the following. Please make your answer specific and use examples to explicate your essay. (pick whatever question you like more, please only answer ONE)

1. The establishment of slavery played a significant role in the degradation of the African culture of those who sailed to the Americas. Tony Morrison’s Beloved (1987) partially recollects the creation of a new culture, of people who were forcibly displaced. Also, involuntary forced to forge a new race when faced with the dehumanization and brutality associated with slavery. Beloved is an inspiration by the life of an African-American (slave) between 1861 and 1865.

Similarly, Phillis Wheatley’s poem “On Being Brought from Africa to America” (1773) refers to Western Civilization’s “color code” in which light or white is an associate with knowledge and goodness or purity, and dark or black with ignorance and evil or corruption. Relating to significant themes such as NAME and IDENTITY. Additionally, the diverse literary periods discuss the challenges the “color code” or skin color present in both texts. How is the tone referring to slavery different in both texts? How are significant themes such as NAME and IDENTITY reflected in these texts?

The Tony Morrison’s beloved (1987) response analysis

2. Commenting on Melville’s Moby Dick (1851), Toni Morrison argues that “The idea of savagery is not the missionary one: it is white racial ideology that is savage. If, indeed, a white, nineteenth-century, American male took on not abolition. However, not the amelioration of racist institutions or their laws, but the very concept of whiteness as an inhuman idea.

Similarly, debates about Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) continue to the present day as the crux of the controversy remains race. Relating to this prelude and both texts and the diverse literary periods discuss the color WHITE in fiction and in real life/historical contexts. What does it symbolize in Moby Dick and in Huck Finn In Huck Finn? How are the contexts of slavery and racism different/similar in both texts? What does it mean to you?

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