The Genuine Reflection of Afro-American History
Throughout Jazz, Morrison provides us with a reliable source of Afro-American history accommodating the theme of physical despair and emotional sorrow that arose from the economic poverty, social injustice, and political inequality embedded in American society since emancipation. By extending the range of her fictional world, Morrison was able to present the graphic impression of their lives in a hypocritical white society through the eyes of Afro-American migrants in the North. She specifically investigates the lives of Afro-Americans in order to clarify their blurred and unaccounted for past experiences. As she discursively reinvestigates, reinterprets, and rediscovers their painful past experiences since emancipation, Morrison successfully depicts a realistic portrayal of Afro- American life. That is, she passionately illustrates the social issues such as segregation, exploitation, eviction, and deceptions, all of which were imposed upon Afro-Americans. Thus, an inheritance of cultural disruption in the South and emotional disturbances in the North, which are intermingled in the lives of Afro-Americans, are explicitly exposed throughout the novel.
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