“Absalom, Absalom” by Faulkner is an allegory. Like many other novels written by Faulkner, this novel allegorizes the Southern history.
The title “Absalom, Absalom” itself... More > is an allusion to a son who is wayward and who is fighting the empire his father built.
Through the story and history of Thomas Sutpen, the author masterly presents the story of rise and fall of Southern plantation culture. The novel can also be assessed as the work of the contemporary or alternate history.< Less
“Beloved” by the Nobel Prize winning American writer Toni Morrison was first published in 1987.
The story is set during and after the Civil War in America, between 1861 and 1865. An... More > African-American slave, Margaret Garner, is the source of inspiration for the story.
Margaret Garner had run away from slavery for a brief period during 1856. She had run away from Kentucky and gone to Ohio, a free state.
A group of temporary police force came there to retrieve her and her children under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. According to that Act, the slave owners had the right to follow their runaway slaves across state borders.
Margaret Garner did not want her daughter to become a slave so she killed her two year old daughter.< Less
I would strongly advise all the readers of this short treatise to kindly read the original text written by Richard Wright to deeply understand the concepts which have been briefly touched here.
If... More > you read this treatise just to pass your exams that is fair enough, but let me tell you that you will be carrying an empty envelope with no real massage inside the envelope. Kindly continue to read the books written by the great English writers to enable you to understand various points which are intentionally or intentionally not mentioned in guide books or study aid books.
All the best
Raja Sharma M. Sc. (Physics), M. Tech (Metallurgy), M. A. (English)< Less
“The Bluest Eye” by Nobel Prize winning American author Toni Morrison was first published in 1970. While writing this novel, Toni Morrison was teaching at Howard University and raising... More > her two sons on her own.
The story covers the time period of about one year; it revolves around the life of a young black girl named Pecola. The story is set in the time period after the Great Depression.
Pecola develops an inferiority complex resulting from her complexion in Lorain, Ohio, against the backdrop of America’s Midwest in that period.
The narrator of the parts of the story is Claudia MacTeer. The story is told from her perspective first as a child and then as an adult. It is also told from the perspective of a third person, omniscient viewpoint.< Less