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Othering the Mother: Traumatic Effects of Motherhood on the Formation of Identity in Toni Morrison’s Beloved

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dc.contributor.advisor Thompson, Roger en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Scheckel, Susan en_US
dc.contributor.author Greco, Gabriella Elizabeth en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of English en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-20T16:52:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-20T16:52:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12-01 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/77506 en_US
dc.description 39 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract As a text based heavily on tropes from both American Gothic literature and the slave narrative genre, Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved serves as a complex and delicate commentary on racial ambiguities and the psychologically haunting effects of African American trauma. These ambiguities simultaneously serve as reasons for and consequences of the various traumas that strain the interpersonal relationships between the female characters. Aside from the most blatant and gruesome trauma of the novel—the infanticide that Sethe commits as an act of mercy for her unnamed child—many of the recurring traumatic memories evoke the challenges of motherhood during slavery. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English literature -- African American studies en_US
dc.subject.other Beloved, Morrison, Motherhood, Othering, Trauma en_US
dc.title Othering the Mother: Traumatic Effects of Motherhood on the Formation of Identity in Toni Morrison’s Beloved en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US


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