Premium Content Naming, Self-Ownership and Identity in Beloved
By Donn M. Fresard - December 12, 2003
The main characters in Toni Morrison's "Beloved" are former slaves; their main struggle, after having been stripped of their humanity and identity by the white men who owned them, is to reclaim self-ownership and form identities independent of those forced upon them by their owners under the system of slavery. Morrison uses the themes of naming and…
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