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  • Toni Morrison

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    Toni Morrison The issue of abandonment and the will that it takes to survive the hardship of it is a reoccurring theme in Toni Morrison’s writing. Tar Baby, Sula and Paradise all deal with the issue of abandonment and how it relates to the characters in her stories. “Through her fiction, Toni Morrison intends to present problems, not their answers” (Moon). Her stated aim is to show "how to survive whole in a world where we are all of us, in some measure, victims of something." (Morrison) Morrison's

  • Toni Morrison

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    Toni Morrison In the mid twentieth century, the Civil Rights Movement influenced African-American writers to express their opinions. Most African-American writers of the time discussed racism in America and social injustice. Some authors sought to teach how the institution of slavery affected those who lived through it and African-Americans who were living at the time. One of these writers was the Toni Morrison, the novelist, who intended to teach people about all aspects of African-American

  • Toni Morrison

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    Chloe Anthony Wofford is recognized today as Toni Morrison. Morrison was the second of four children born to George and Ramah Wofford. Morrison grew up during a time where racism was a prominent way of life for many Americans. However, Morrison was fortunate to have been nurtured in an integrated neighborhood. She was the only African-American in her Kindergarten class and the only student that could read. Obviously, there was no reason for Morrison to feel inferior amongst her classmates. Morrison’s

  • Toni Morrison Biography

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    author of them all, Toni Morrison is the first most successful black author there ever was. Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio. She started writing a novel every time her boys fell asleep. She is now known for writing novels with epic themes, detailed characters and brilliant dialogue. Toni Morrison is an amazing author with an amazing story to be told. Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain Ohio. Toni Morrison’s father

  • Toni Morrisons: Beloved

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    commonly know as Toni Morrison, was born on February 18th,1931 in Loraine, Ohio. Morrison is the second of four children, to George Wofford, a shipyard worker and Ramah Willis Wofford,a choir singer. Morrison's father worked three jobs in order to provide the best for his family. Mr. And Mrs. Wofford believed it would be a wonderful opportunity for their family to move North to escape racial inequalities, although their southern- African heritage would still remain. As a child, Morrison grew up in a

  • Paradise by Toni Morrison

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    Paradise by Toni Morrison Nine patriarchs found a town. Four women flee a life. Only one paradise is attained. Toni Morrison's novel Paradise revolves around the concept of "paradise," and those who believe they have it and those who actually do. Morrison uses a town and a former convent, each with its own religious center, to tell her tale about finding solace in an oppressive world. Whether fleeing inter- and intra-racial conflict or emotional hurt, the characters travel a path of self-isolation

  • Paradise by Toni Morrison

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    Paradise by Toni Morrison Throughout many of Toni Morrison?s novels, the plot is built around some conflict for her characters to overcome. Paradise, in particular, uses the relationships between women as a means of reaching this desired end. Paradise, a novel centered around the destruction of a convent and the women in it, supports this idea by showing how this building serves as a haven for dejected women (Smith). The bulk of the novel takes place during and after WWII and focuses on an

  • Sula By Toni Morrison

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    Keely Johnson Ms. Mayr English IB HL/1 7 May 2014 AP Great Book Assignment Title: Sula Author: Toni Morrison Publication Date: 1973 Length: 174 pages Historical Background of Publication Era: During the early 1970's, the civil rights movement is winding down and African Americans are starting to get some of the justice they deserve. At the same time, the first every female presidential candidate, Shirley Chisholm, runs for president, but doesn't win the democratic primary. She claims that there

  • Biography of Toni Morrison

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    Toni Morrison was born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18th, 1931, in the small town of Lorain, Ohio. She was the second born of her four siblings that her mother, Ramah Willis, and father, George Wofford, had. Morrison grew up during the Great Depression, which had begun in 1929. Growing up, Morrison heard stories about the violence that took place against African Americans. Both sets of Morrison’s grandparents were a part of the “Great Migration”, which took place during the early 1900s. Her

  • Sula by Toni Morrison

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    “Sula" by Tony Morrison is the story of a friendship between Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who are opposites in the way of relating to other people, to the world around them, and to themselves. Nel is rational and balanced; she gets married and gives in to conformity and the town's expectations. Sula is an irrational and transient character. She follows her immediate passions, completely unaware of the feelings other people might have. However, Nel and Sula are able to function well only when they are