On Artistic Characteristics of Toni Morrison’s Beloved

Huimin CHENG

Abstract


Toni Morrison is a famous African American writer. She is the first African American Nobel Prize winner, to a great degree; Toni Morrison has influenced American literature. She has made great contribution to black American literature. The critics and scholars have paid a great attention to her achievements in novels. Till now Morrison has finished 9 novels. Among them, her fifth novel Beloved is considered the best. Beloved has won 1988 Pulitzer Prize and Robert F.Kennedy Award.This paper will center on such artistic characteristics as magic narration technique, employment of archetypes and utilization of the symbols. Through systematic analysis of the novel, the reader can better appreciate Morrison's writing features.


Keywords


Artistic characteristics; Magic narration; Archetypes; Symbols

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/4674

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