Toni Morrosion – The Vitalist: Bio Versus Necro Centricities
Keywords:Toni Morrison, Vitalist, Attitude, Affirming, Denying, Affording, Dealing, Positive, Negative
Toni Morrison, as many think, is a feminist writer or an African-American writer and so on. When we read her novels, she does not confine herself with feminism, or Africanism, or Americanism, or a writer for pleasure reading. Morrison is a serious writer and deals with matters that are universal and each character that she develops speaks about the nature of love, passion, and they all are life-giving.
Morrison gives many oppositional structures in her novels – characters, plots, incidents, and ideologies – to show the readers that the world (and each one of us) is surrounded with so many “opposites” which are inevitable and it is the duty of the human beings to cull the best out of them.
Her characters and themes are life-affirming / life-denying or life-affording / death-dealing or having positive / negative attitudes. However, they all describe that love for oneself and others are the only measure that would make the world move.
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