Women-nature concatenation: an ecofeminist exploration of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Sula

Authors

  • P.Menaka Priya (PhD), Asst Prof of English, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Keywords:

ecofeminism, oppression, relation, women, nature, freedom

Abstract

The term ecofeminism, a social and political movement, is an amalgamation of ecocriticism and feminism. This deals with women and nature as equals because both are exploited and suppressed by others – women by men and nature by culture. Also, it aims to give an end to the oppression and liberates women from men and nature from culture. The objective of the paper is to analyze how women and nature are interconnected in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Sula. Toni Morrison is one of the prominent African-American writers and some of her novels deal with ecofeminism. In both fictions, there is a picture of the comparison, relation and state of nature and women. The Bluest Eye deliberates the unsuccessful producers: ‘earth’ and Pecola. The breakdown in the production of that year by the earth and the inability to yield life for the baby in Pecola’s womb are illustrated in parallel, which paves way for the ecofeminist study. In Sula, the focus is on the main characters Sula and Nel and how they are related to and affected by men and nature in some ways and their confrontation towards the dominance. This type of oppression still exists in society.

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Published

2019-02-08

How to Cite

Priya, P. (2019). Women-nature concatenation: an ecofeminist exploration of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Sula. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 7(2), 8. Retrieved from https://ijellh.com/OJS/index.php/OJS/article/view/6824