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Research Paper | Humanities | Iraq | Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021
Pilate's Representations as a Ship and Safe Harbor in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon
Ikhlas Mohammed Nati  | Murtada Saad Abdulaziz
Abstract: Toni Morrison creates her own picture about the Afro-American women inside her novels. She writes about the survival of her female characters in a society suffers from racism between both black and white people. She insists on encompassing the African American women?s conflicts in their way of searching for self-steam and self-reliance. She writes about the struggles facing her women characters and how they improve themselves in order to overcome the obstacles they face. Pilate the female protagonist serves as the moral guide of the novel. Pilate is a strong independent woman. She chooses her own paths in life away from the patriarchal society. Pilate helps every character in the novel emotionally, mentally and financially. She helps Ruth in facing he Husband. She helps Milkman in finding his own self. She protects her daughter and granddaughter and supports them financially. In helping all these characters, Pilate is ship that leads them to the shore and the harbor where everyone feels safe from the waves of life.
Keywords: Toni Morrison, Afro-American, Racism, Struggle, Pilate
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 11, November 2021,
Pages: 829 - 830