International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Literature | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023

A Cross Culture Study on the Fractured Psyche of Women in the Novels of Toni Morrison

Payaswini [2] | Dr. Stuti Prasad [2]

Abstract: Toni Morrison is an Afro-American novelist who explores the rural Afro-American communities. Through her novel, she portrays the issues concerning the life of Afro-American especially women. The cultural oppression of the black community has been portrayed in the novels of Toni Morrison and also these novels raise the question regarding Afro-American women and her issues related to the male-dominated society. The dominance faced by American women due to hierarchy has also been portrayed in Toni Morrison?s novel. As per societal norms, women are oppressed based on cultural norms fabricated via male of the dominion society. Women need psychoanalysis therapy in order to bring out the pain. Women is a victim under the domination that is presented in the patriarchal society. Women who belong to Africa and India faces various issues due to the patriarchal society. Women had been undergoing many intricacies which made them to enter into the concept of Fractured Psyche and it still be endured in the modern era. Fractured Psyche is nothing but the broken psyche of a person that deals with mental change. Fractured Psyche is related to the broken mind in which a person lacks in making decision, moreover the person is anxious or depressed and he/she overthinks to attain something. Hence, the present study will intend to focus on the fractured psyche of women characters in the novels of Toni Morrison. The women characters psyche will be analyzed using Freud?s psychoanalytical theory which will be compared to the life of women in Indian society. The culture dominance of the American society will be cross analyzed with Indian culture for illustrating the women?s position in the dominion society. Later, the study will analyze the fractured psyche of women characters in Toni Morrison?s novel due to the dominion society.

Keywords: Dominated society, Psychoanalytical, Fractured psyche of women, Women oppression, Resistance

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,

Pages: 1146 - 1149

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