Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2019)
Slavery and Freedom as identities in Toni Morrison’s Beloved
Author(s): Nawsher Oan, ASM Mahbubur Rahman, Faisal Haque, Lutful Arafat
Abstract: The essay scrutinizes the norms of slavery and freedom in Toni Morrison’s Beloved. Focusing mainly on different difficulties confronted by the protagonist and some other characters of the novel Beloved the essay explores the social and cultural atmosphere of their world especially in the US in the late nineteenth century. It argues the African American relationship between the slaves and the slave owners, between the whites and the blacks and Derrida’s view in the Specters of Marx on ghost, slavery, freedom, and worldwide is quite important. In deeper ways, it displays two important identities of human existence slavery and freedom as the main approach of the ages.