"Most scary things is inside" : an exploration of morality and community in Sula and Paradise : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Mix, Deborah M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Dittelberger, Katie A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T18:42:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T18:42:59Z
dc.date.created 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other A-330 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/190117
dc.description.abstract In this paper I conclude that Toni Morrison's early work Sula and her later work Paradise explore similar themes about the limited nature of binary thinking, including reductive thinking about morality, community gender, and race. I argue that Paradise, perhaps because Morrison wrote it over 20 years later in a period that is better able to negotiate binaries though still largely imperfect, offers a solution to the problems with binary thinking Morrison introduces in Sula: communal solidarity based on moral hybridity. In order to support my analysis, I engage in a literary conversation with a few literary critics but base most of my paper on my own close reading of the texts.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 33 leaves ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English. en_US
dc.title "Most scary things is inside" : an exploration of morality and community in Sula and Paradise : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1371015 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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