"No Telephone to Heaven" Analytical Essay by Research Group

"No Telephone to Heaven"
Analyzes this novel by Michelle Cliff on the plight of women in the world.
# 26608 | 992 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 11, 2003 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis) , Women Studies (General)


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This paper reviews Michelle Cliff's novel "No Telephone to Heaven" in which she explores the lives of the alienated and the disenfranchised in Jamaica, England, and the United States. The paper explains how the book portrays a life of hunger, violence, racism, disease, poverty and shows how these afflictions affect the lives of those who suffer them.

From the Paper:

"Here we have an encapsulation of Cliff's entire work -- the importance of the land, the history connecting generations, the geography of the shells representing the origins of life in Jamaica, the dangerous enemy ready to strike, and the book used as a weapon to kill that enemy. Affliction marks the passage (spiders, rats, scorpions, rot), but Clare emerges victorious as she uses a "rat-bitten book" to smash the scorpion."

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