Pulling It Together: Human Resilience and Community in Toni Morrison’s Beloved

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  • Ankur Yadav

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i8.11151

Keywords:

Black Community, Human Resilience, Resistance, Trauma, Solidarity.

Abstract

Toni Morrison’s Beloved is the story of the sufferings of Afro-American’s slavery, trauma of being forced to leave their homelands, horrors of parting with their relatives and the resilience of the Black Community to restore peace and harmony among themselves. The present paper demonstrates the extent to which individuals need the support of their communities in order to survive and how the community as a whole rises resiliently to overcome the trauma and pacify the sufferings of individuals. Morrison in this novel, benevolently asserts the need of community, its solidarity and its interdependence in offering resistance and kindling the spirit of resilience for the individual redemption by knitting a diverse and fragmented narrative only to be exorcised for a better future.

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Author Biography

Ankur Yadav

PhD Research Scholar

Department of English

Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

References

Morrison, Toni. Beloved. Vintage Books, 2004.

Bloom, Harold. Toni Morisson’s Beloved: Modern Critical Interpretations. Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2009.

Tally, J. The Cambridge Companion to Toni Morrison. Cambridge, 2007.

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Published

28-08-2021

How to Cite

Yadav, A. . (2021). Pulling It Together: Human Resilience and Community in Toni Morrison’s Beloved. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(8), 69–77. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i8.11151

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