Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences
   Position   Associate Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2017/03
Type Articles
Peer Review With peer review
Title Disintegration in Self-image: Gaze and Blindness in Tar Baby
Contribution Type Single-Authored Publication
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Pages 21-38頁
Number of pages 17
Details The role of gaze is often crucial in Toni Morrison’s novels. In The Bluest Eye, for example, Pecola accepts the ugliness which others impose on her; in other words, she sees herself through the gaze of others. In Tar Baby, Morrison gives an important role to white characters for the first time. The function of them appears to be different from that in The Bluest Eye. This paper aims to reveal the role of gaze in Tar Baby, and to elucidate the motif of its counterpart, blindness.
ISSN 0424-6853
NAID 120006313928