A Mercy Questions and Answers
by Toni Morrison

Start Your Free Trial

Please give an analysis of A Mercy.

Expert Answers info

accessteacher eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write13,728 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

One helpful way of analysing this book would be through thinking about how the text represents slavery and freedom. Morrison presents us with a range of characters who are ostensibly servants in the Vaark household, and each of them enjoys differing extents of freedom and slavery. For example, Sorrow, because of her "mongrelized" status, is a character who nobody considers to be black. However, she is still a servant who can be sold and who does not receive a wage. Florens is...

(The entire section contains 255 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial

Related Questions