Mr. Syed Wahaj Mohsin
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Integral University, Lucknow
Ms. Shaista Taskeen
This research paper aims to explore the hypnotic and enthralling face of Toni Morrison’s fiction by portraying the female protagonist of God Help the Child as the postmodern avatar of the female protagonist of The Bluest Eye. Postmodernism is chaotic and challenging both for the conventionally established paradigms and the perennially evolving literary trends. This paper telescopes the literary realism of Morrison’s fiction keeping in view her unconventional narrative stylistic and thematic concerns. The appearance of Morrison’s latest novel God Help the Child (2015) encourages major critical inquiry in the realm of contemporary postmodernism. A thorough analysis of the two female characters leads to some startling disparities as well as similarities between them. This comparative study aspires to unveil some previously uncharted areas of Morrisonean fiction.
Keywords: Postmodern, Avatar, Chaotic, Pedophilia, Sexually Stimulated Slaughter (SSS)