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What was the position of Isle de Chevaliers in the pastoral paradigm in the plot of Morrison's Tar Baby?

The Isle de Chevaliers is extremely important in establishing pastoral paradigm in Morrison's Tar Baby. To a great extent, the Isle de Chevaliers is the pastoral element in the narrative. In...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2014 9:42 pm UTC

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How does Morrison use personification when referring to the water and the moon?

Morrison personifies nature throughout the novel. When Son gets caught in a dangerous current, his life is threatened because he must swim with the current. The author introduces the "water lady"...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2007 12:27 pm UTC

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What are some examples of syntax and semantics in Tar Baby and Beloved by Toni Morrison?

In language, syntax and semantics are two essential elements and so can be located everywhere in Toni Morrison’s novels. Syntax refers to the way words are arranged, including their sequence....

Latest answer posted June 8, 2020 3:18 am UTC

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In relation to gender, race and class, who is the hunter and who is the hunted in Tar Baby? Is there any relation to...

Brer Rabbit was the hero of all of Joel Chandler Harris's tales as told by Uncle Remus. Rabbit was representative of the slave class (therefore black), and as a rabbit posed no threat to the slave...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2010 12:03 am UTC

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In Toni Morrison's novel Tar Baby, does Jadine work? What was Jadine's work ethic like?

I am not sure where you get the idea that Jadine didn't work. "Jadine Childs, the niece of Sydney and Ondine. Valerian has paid her tuition to earn a degree from the Sorbonne in Paris. Now a...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2008 1:45 am UTC

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What was the situation of Sidney and Ondine in Valerian's house, as presented in Morrison's novel?

Sidney and Ondine occupy an important role in Valerian's house. Their position is reflective of the condition of their position. On one level, they are subordinate to the Streets. Even though it...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2014 10:07 pm UTC

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Where can I find the book Tar Baby?

I do not know how quickly you need this book, but there are some ways to get a copy fairly quickly. You can find used copies at Amazon and at the Barnes and Noble website. By paying a bit more,...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2009 10:57 pm UTC

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