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Mohammad Ghaffary

Mohammad Ghaffary

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4012-0093
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55573741900
Faculty: Literature and Languages
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
Sweet, Crazy Conversations: A Study of Narrative Structure in Toni Morrison’s Beloved
Type
Presentation
Keywords
Beloved, narrative, focalization, narrative time, discourse representation, free (in)direct discourse
Year
2022
Researchers Mohammad Ghaffary ، Mahsa Hashemi

Abstract

Intriguing, sophisticated and complex, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, is a story about individual love, loss and pain, set in the context of a nation’s turbulent and agonizing history. Drawing upon narratology and such seminal discursive features as focalization, characterization, narrative time and representation of characters’ discourse, the present study intends to examine the significance of narrative structure in this multifaceted novel, elucidating the unity and interconnectedness of form and content. It is argued that this unity is implemented in order to accentuate the fluidity of characters’ identity, their alienation, their displacement in time, and the process through which they reconnect with themselves.