Tar Baby’s Bildungsroman

Wang-Yan Ma

Abstract


Morrison’s Tar Baby explores the identity of African Americans in contemporary pluralistic cultural society through the love story of Yadan and Son. It is evident that the binary opposition of black or white” is invalid. The open ending does not give a solution. This paper intends to deconstruct and construct the identity of African Americans in Tar Baby from the perspective of Bildunsgroman.

Keywords


Tar Baby; African American; Bildungsroman; Identity


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/emss2018/24091

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