Vol. 4,No. 11, November 2014
Author(s): Navid Salehi Babamiri, Naser Dashtpeyma, Leily Jamali
Abstract: Beloved is Morrison‟s response to the representation of heroic female‟s life in African American literature with the special focus on the negative, undesirable and traumatic effect of hegemonic masculinity over female characters. This novel deals with the oppressions along race, class and gender that women have to tolerate, furthermore; it shows black men‟s paradigm in using physical assault and constructing the assumed identity for women. So not only should women struggle against enslavement with the masculine world but go on their quest for subjectivity by revising the terms of love, autonomy and liberty. In addition, the present study deals with the black women's experiences as both oppressed and marginalized groups due to the masculine functionality. In order to be successful the black woman should resist all kinds of oppressions as beating and abusing and even the controlling negative stereotypes like “mule” and “jezebel.” The role of community gathering is also one of the most important factors in women‟s encouragement towards emancipation.
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