Assistant Professor, Department of English
A.I.J.H.M. College, Rohtak
The present paper is an attempt to find out the treatment with black women in Toni Morison’s novel Sula. Toni Morison depicts various hurdles which women face in their path of development. She exposes stereotype images, prejudices notions about women which are instrumental in their oppression. Her protagonist Sula rejects these traditional notions and images of woman as she finds them too limiting and suffocating. She criticizes those women, who passively accept these notions. Sula’s evolutionary process exemplifies that a woman’s search/attempts for self-fulfillment is/are thwarted by men-black and white alike. In other words, a black woman’s attempt to break free of shackles of traditional mould is opposed not only within her ethnic community but also outside her community i.e. in larger society.
Key words: Racism, victim, black women