It's all about color: an analysis of color symbolism in Toni Morrison's Sula and the bluest eye, 2011

Collection:
Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
Title:
It's all about color: an analysis of color symbolism in Toni Morrison's Sula and the bluest eye, 2011
Creator:
Jackson, Veda Kimber
Contributor to Resource:
Montgomery, Georgene Bess
Wright, Susan Prothro
Date of Original:
2011-05-01
Subject:
Degrees, Academic
Dissertations, Academic
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
Medium:
dissertations
theses
Type:
Text
Format:
application/pdf
Description:
Degree Type: thesis
Degree Name: Master of Arts (MA)
Date of Degree: 2011
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Arts and Sciences, English
This study examines Toni Morrisons use of symbolism in Sula and The Bluest Eye, especially archetypal and color symbolism, in an effort to recover the culture that has been lost to Diasporic Africans. Moreover, the color symbolism and symbolic archetypes that Morrison employs in both novels, but to a greater extent Sula, are a direct reflection of her awareness of the African ancestral heritage and spirituality associated with those colors and archetypes. A vast majority of the literary critiques of Sula have focused on either Sula as a scapegoat for the community, Morrisons use of race, gender, and sexual themes, or the characterizations throughout the novel. The literary criticism of The Bluest Eye has mainly focused on issues of race, class, and gender and the effects that these issues have upon black and white societies in America. Although these themes warrant the attention that has been given them, little or no focus has been given to the prevalence of color symbolism that Morrison employs in both novels. Therefore, this paper will attempt to provide a focus on color symbolism that has not been explored in other literary reviews.
Metadata URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12322/cau.td:2011_jackson_veda_k
Language:
eng
Holding Institution:
Clark Atlanta University
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