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Victimhood and the Black Women: A Critical Analysis of Themes of Gender Identity, Racism,Slavery and Violence in Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’

Ms. Mrinalini B Chavan.

Abstract
The most prominent African-American novelist who strives with liberation in every means to
achieve women's emancipation is Toni Morrison. She is one of the main advocates of feminism in the
20th century and is best known for her emancipatory novels. This research demonstrated the validity
of the behaviors and actions of women, with particular reference to Sula and Nel characters. It seeks,
first of all, to address the sense of justice for women in their societies and, secondly, to prevent
aberrations that could harm their status and reduce their chances of freedom. This focuses on Nel and
its logical and moral contribution to social emancipation. The study is also examining Sula's
irrationality which only produces disgraceful and passing emancipation because of its incompatibility
with community values and principles. Within this study, gender identity, sexism, women hood,
slavery, crime, etc. have been explored as well. This study will help to explain the issues that have
arisen in America since last decade and will no doubt continue to influence them elsewhere.
Analytical and descriptive methods are employed to drive the point of this paper home. The novel's
structure is circular.Women strive hard to assert their identity as human beings. Whites or any man
could not relinquish the racist opportunity or the gender rights. The conflict between the black and the
white communities, the victimization of the blacks by the dominant whites, the violence and
bloodshed within the black communities have been presented nowhere so effectively in the entire
American fiction. Though all her works are suffused with violence, Morrison has dealt with violence
in each novel in a unique way. The researcher concluded this study under research exemplifying the
victimhood and the Black Women on the themes of gender identity, racism, slavery and violence as
envisaged in Sula.

Key words: Emancipation, Gender, Identity, Violence, Womanhood, Racism, etc.


 
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Ms. Mrinalini B Chavan. Victimhood and the Black Women: A Critical Analysis of Themes of Gender Identity, Racism,Slavery and Violence in Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’. JCR. 2016; 7(8): 3618-3622. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.08.576


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Ms. Mrinalini B Chavan. Victimhood and the Black Women: A Critical Analysis of Themes of Gender Identity, Racism,Slavery and Violence in Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=42761 [Access: April 19, 2021]. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.08.576


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Ms. Mrinalini B Chavan. Victimhood and the Black Women: A Critical Analysis of Themes of Gender Identity, Racism,Slavery and Violence in Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’. JCR. 2016; 7(8): 3618-3622. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.08.576



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Ms. Mrinalini B Chavan. Victimhood and the Black Women: A Critical Analysis of Themes of Gender Identity, Racism,Slavery and Violence in Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’. JCR. (2016), [cited April 19, 2021]; 7(8): 3618-3622. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.08.576



Harvard Style

Ms. Mrinalini B Chavan (2016) Victimhood and the Black Women: A Critical Analysis of Themes of Gender Identity, Racism,Slavery and Violence in Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’. JCR, 7 (8), 3618-3622. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.08.576



Turabian Style

Ms. Mrinalini B Chavan. 2016. Victimhood and the Black Women: A Critical Analysis of Themes of Gender Identity, Racism,Slavery and Violence in Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (8), 3618-3622. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.08.576



Chicago Style

Ms. Mrinalini B Chavan. "Victimhood and the Black Women: A Critical Analysis of Themes of Gender Identity, Racism,Slavery and Violence in Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2016), 3618-3622. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.08.576



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Ms. Mrinalini B Chavan. "Victimhood and the Black Women: A Critical Analysis of Themes of Gender Identity, Racism,Slavery and Violence in Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.8 (2016), 3618-3622. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.08.576



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Ms. Mrinalini B Chavan (2016) Victimhood and the Black Women: A Critical Analysis of Themes of Gender Identity, Racism,Slavery and Violence in Toni Morrison’s ‘Sula’. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (8), 3618-3622. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.08.576