Racial Inequality in Jazz
Although Vera Louise’s silence of Golden Gray’s biracial identity can be interpreted as an action done out of her love towards him, her decision to remain quiet over his black heritage served as a window to the discrimination black people faced during the twentieth century. By staying silent Vera Louise did not only protect her […]
Questions on Jazz
This post is regarding my presentation questions from our last Jazz seminar! Yeah, I know I’m super late, I’m sorry. What is the significance of the lack parenting? What importance does the parrot that says “I love you” have? Why does Violet leave the knife in his cage? Firstly, the theme of parents affects many characters … Continue reading Questions on Jazz →
While reading Jazz the second time, while writing my essay, I began blowing my own mind by thinking of symbolic reasons behind the character of Alice Manfred. Not only is this woman the guardian of Joe’s young (dead) mistress, she’s also a seamstress. And almost every time Violet goes to her house, she fixes […]
History and Narrative in Jazz
In Jazz, Toni Morrison ends the novel by asking the reader to “remake” the narrator (229). They directly address the reader, and by doing so aid us to the recognition of a codependence between recorded history and narrative fiction. Through the … Continue reading →
With racism everywhere, it’s hard to say that the world has evolved. Not only do we have a president in the USA who actively puts down other races other than whites, but there are also tons of hate crimes that … Continue reading →
The Narrator is Confusing!
Hello folks, It appears I have ruined my own blog post by actually speaking up in class for once- I was going to write about the audiobook, and it was going to be interesting (but was it though?). Anyways, I suppose I can still talk about it, though it may be marginally less exciting. As […]
Morrison in REAL LIFE!
Racism in the world today. I felt like I was in a Toni Morrison novel just the other day as I travelled through the countryside of Oregon and Washington, on the way back to Vancouver. I was sitting on a … Continue reading →
An Analysis of the Narrator as the Voice of the City in Toni Morrison’s Jazz
The narrator seeks to be the voice of the city and follows the characters of Toni Morrison’s Jazz, to document their lives. In an attempt to provide the reader with an accurate account of their actions and characteristics, the narrator … Continue reading →
Toni Morrison is actually one of the authors I am somewhat familiar with – I had read and analyzed Sula, another one of her works, back in highschool. While Sula was much different than Jazz in terms of writing style and narrative form, it dealt with many of the same themes: the urbanization of the country, the radical […]
For my presentation I wanted to talk about the way violence was described in the book. Numerous times in the book when the characters were talking about violent acts they seemed very emotionless and impassive. For example when the narrator is talking about Violet slashing Dorcas’ face during the funeral, the way she’s talking about […]