Toni Morrison uses tree imagery throughout her novel “Beloved”.
For most of the characters in the novel, trees bring both good and bad recollections of their lives.
There are many symbols woven throughout Beloved, by Toni Morrison.
Among those is Paul D’s tobacco tin box, which is a figurative replacement for his heart.
On one hand red is a symbol of vibrancy and life, often revealing life in unexpected places.
It also symbolizes pain and death, though death does not signify absence in a book...
In 1873 slavery had been abolished in Cincinnati, Ohio for ten years.
This is the setting in which Toni Morrison places the characters for her powerfully moving novel, Beloved.
After the Emancipation Proclamation and after the Civil War, Sethe,...
In an essay entitled "Writing, Race, and the Difference it Makes," Henry Louis Gates, Jr.