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Subjects Matter: The Subject-Object Dichotomy in Toni Morrison's Jazz
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay examines the subject-object dichotomy between men and women in Toni Morrison’s Jazz and the thesis of the essay is that this dichotomy develops into subject-object harmony.

Through Simone de Beauvoir’s theory regarding the subject-object dichotomy and a close reading of the novel, this essay concludes that Jazz shows the possibility of reciprocal relationships built on friendship. In other words, the dichotomy changes into harmony, which makes it possible for both men and women to reach freedom and fulfilment in transcendence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
subject, object, dichotomy, harmony, morrison, jazz, de beauvoir, irigaray, men, women, close reading, fulfilment, transcendence, feminist literary theory, violet, joe, wild, golden, dorcas, felice, self, other
National Category
General Literature Studies Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-18196OAI: diva2:536520
Subject / course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-06-26 Created: 2012-06-21 Last updated: 2012-06-26Bibliographically approved

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