The portrayal of main female characters in three novels of Toni Morisson using the postcolonial feminism theoretical frame work

Nora, Sahari (2009) The portrayal of main female characters in three novels of Toni Morisson using the postcolonial feminism theoretical frame work. [E-LPTA] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the representation of African American women main characters in novels by Toni Morisson, in which the foci are on whether or not discrimination and oppression towards the African American women characters are evident. The texts used are; (i) The Bluest Eye (ii) Sula, and (iii) Beloved, which are all written by Toni Morisson, an African American author in which the novels reflect and embody the lives of African American women during the postcolonial period. The Postcolonial Feminism theory is applied in doing a literary analysis of the portrayal of the African American women characters. In addition to that, the issues brought up in the novels are viewed from the two factors that condition the form of oppressions toward the main characters which are the society and the colonizer. From the findings, the African American women are overly being portrayed by their physical characteristics which affect their psychological characteristics negatively. Their roles are also determined by the colonizer and the society. The findings of this study bridge the existing knowledge gap noted from related previous studies.

Item Type: E-LPTA
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Postcolonialism in literature, Postcolonialism--Study and teaching, undergraduate, 2009, UNIMAS, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 01:11
Last Modified: 29 May 2015 03:03
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/6966

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