Escape from and Replay of Racial Wounds in “Beloved”
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 162-165
Received: Oct. 30, 2015; Accepted: Nov. 11, 2015; Published: Dec. 10, 2015
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Mengjia Li, Department of English Language, College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Xiamen University, Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China
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Abstract
Morrison's "Beloved" chronicles the brutality of slavery in North America as well as deep trauma to the black community. The abolishment of slavery failed to grant the black and their descents a relief, on the contrary, it produces a more severe post-traumatic stress, disrupting the normal life and the spiritual world of the survivors. Faced with the emotional experience of trauma, many victims choose to escape, but no matter how hard they try, the painful memories still replay in various forms and haunt them. The author analyzes the symptoms of the characters, showing the inability and struggling of the black community in the shadow of trauma and persecution.
Keywords
Racial Trauma, Symptoms, Escape, Replay
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Mengjia Li, Escape from and Replay of Racial Wounds in “Beloved”, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 162-165. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20150306.16
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