On Black Women’s Quest for Self-identity in Toni Morrison’s Sula
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Toni Morrison’s novel, Sula, depicts the self-identity quest of three black women, Eva, Sula and Nel, from men-centered consciousness acknowledgement to patriarchal oppression resistance and finally to the traditional black female fate transcendence. Based on the analysis of Sula, the author holds that the redefinition of black women’s self-identity needs them to reaccept themselves, love themselves, and be well-equipped with extensive and profound knowledge. Only in this way, can they gain respect and love from the male, and eventually fight together for their rights and emancipation.
Black Women, Quest, Self-Identity, Sula.