A Tentative Study of the Historical Themes in Toni Morrison’s Paradise

Yuemeng Xu, Yongjie Liu


Paradise is Toni Morrison’s major work after her winning of the Nobel Prize which expresses complex themes and her hopes for the reconciliation between the black and the white. Race issue and the oppression of minorities are entrenched in American history which was reflected in the novel. This paper intends to analyze the themes of racism and oppression in terms of Ruby’s death and Delia’s fate from the historical perspective in search of Morrison’s ideal ‘Paradise’ which is inclusive, accessible to everyone.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/sll.v4n2p67


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