New Issues of Women Characters In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye and Sula


The writings of women are generally held to be considerably different from those of men in many ways. This is not something new. What is more interesting is that contemporary female writers differ not only from men, but also from their same sex writers in having new types of heroines. These new heroines are not pretty, as we used to read about in the Victorian novel and, they are interested in matters that are different from those of previous heroines. Morrison and her contemporaries are searching for new spaces in the personalities of the twentieth century human beings. Not surprisingly though, they establish the fiction that has the strongest right to claim it was speaking from a doubly repressed but real tradition by several important black women writers who played so big role in the development of the American novel. Actually, after the Harlem renaissance, new black female writers, pioneered by Zora N. Hurtson, Alice Walker, and Toni Morrison, have attempted to probe new dimensions in the human soul and psyche to expose their motivations, struggles and opportunities;and to get rid of the rigid traditions imposed by their black society and the American society as a whole.