Toni Morrison’s Beloved and The Bluest Eye: A Saga of Untold Suffering

Srikumari Panda, Dr. Khagendra Sethi


The objective of this article is to find out the untold oppression and the inexplicable plight of the slaves in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and The Bluest Eye. Toni Morrison has been very objective and down to earth in portraying the vicious picture of slavery in these two novels. In a comparative and analytical method, this article presents the mental and physical agony and racial tension that the slaves have undergone in their real life situations. The atrocity of slavery is manifold. Displacement, isolation, oppression and violence are the commonest things that they had been subjected to. They have lost their true identity and have been reduced to non-human entity. Beloved and The Bluest Eye are Morrison’s best novels which disclose the painful stories of slavery and its aftermath.


Trauma, Slavery, Subjugation, Racism, Sexism

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