Toni Morrison 's Beloved Is One Of The Most Famous And Brilliant Novel

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Toni Morrison’s Beloved is one of the most famous and brilliant novel written in 1987. The novel is based on the story of an African- American slave Margaret Garner, who escaped slavery in Kentucky January 1856 by traveling to Ohio, which was a free state during slavery. Sethe is one of the main characters in Beloved who attempts to escapes slavery by running to Cincinnati, Ohio with her four children (Howard, Buglar, Beloved, and Denver). Ital Iman’s The Book of Chilam Balam of the River City states that, “After twenty-eight days of freedom, a posse arrives to retrieve her and her children under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which gave slave owners the right to pursue slaves across state borders” (Iman 89). Sethe troubles with the horrible past of murdering her third child, Beloved, due to the fear of her children and herself going back to slavery. The ghost of Beloved revisits 124 Bluestone Road, Cincinnati, Ohio several years later to haunt Sethe and everyone who passes through 124 Bluestone Road. Morrison utilizes many arsenal techniques to captivate her audience’s mind with her powerful novel. Although, Morrison exploits other rhetorical devices, allusion, symbolism, and foreshadowing creates boldness and suspense into the readers’ minds which can be explained through Carl Jung symbol theory.
Morrison references to multiple biblical, musical, literacy/cinematic and historical allusions. Morrison refers to the Holy Bible by using the biblical epigraph allusion at…

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