Characterization, Setting, and Themes in "Recitatif" Book Review by Top Papers

Characterization, Setting, and Themes in "Recitatif"
Analysis of Toni Morrison's "Recitatif."
# 131740 | 750 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (American) , African-American Studies (General)


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This paper gives a detailed analysis of the characterization, setting and themes in Toni Morrison's "Recitatif." First, the paper gives a plot summary showing how two little girls living in an orphanage because their mothers are unable to care for them. The story continues with the girls growing into adults. Morrison uses characterization and setting to create the theme of racism and abandonment as seen in the main characters of Twyla and Roberta.

From the Paper:

"Imagine a "white" little girl who rooms for the first time with an "African American" little girl. Would they be scared? Do they become friends? Toni Morrison's "Recitatif" begins with two little girls living in an orphanage because their mothers are unable to care for them. The story continues with the girls growing into adults. Morrison uses characterization and setting to create the theme of racism and abandonment as seen in the main characters of Twyla and Roberta. The two main characters in this story are Twyla is the main character of the story. She is a little girl who may be white or she may be African..."

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Characterization, Setting, and Themes in "Recitatif" (2007, December 01) Retrieved September 22, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/characterization-setting-and-themes-in-recitatif-131740/

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"Characterization, Setting, and Themes in "Recitatif"" 01 December 2007. Web. 22 September. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/characterization-setting-and-themes-in-recitatif-131740/>

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