Kpatcha Essobozou AWESSO, Social Oppression on Women in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Ngugi Wa
02-10-2018

Social Oppression on Women in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Devil on the Cross.

Kpatcha Essobozou AWESSO,

University of Kara, TOGO

English Department,

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Abstract: This article discusses injustices society inflicts on Pecola Breedlove and Wariinga, two defenseless female characters in respectively Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and Ngugi Wa Thiong’o’s Devil on the Cross. The African American writer Toni Morrison shows the disastrous impact of race prejudice on the black community, especially how it psychologically affects the most vulnerable like her protagonist Pecola. The Kenyan novelist, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o denounces male oppression through the miserable life of Wariinga, his female protagonist. The issue is to contrast how both female characters are victimized and the chances they have to overcome this oppression. From a psychoanalytic approach, this work deepens the reflection on the articulation of both characters’ plight.    

Keywords: Injustice, oppression, vulnerable, psychoanalytic approach, plight.

 

 

 

 

 

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