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"Race Perceptions in “Recitatif”" "'What the hell happened to Maggie?' Stereotype, sympathy, and disability in Toni Morrison's 'Recitatif'" "Challenging Stereotypes in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, “Recitatif”, and Tar Baby" By Sklar, Howard In Toni Morrison's "'Recitatif'" the lack of racial coding also can be applied to the character of Maggie in the story. Maggie is a character in the story that was used as a "prosthetic" to give the characters and readers sympathy as well as insight to disability and sterotyping. "While Maggie remains essentially unchanged, even one-dimensional, in the course of the narrative, the two women’s perception of her changes repeatedly, as can be seen most readily in their uncertainty regarding her race." (pg 11) "the apparently disabled character Maggie, whose disability and condition, I claim, play significant roles in the development of readers’ sympathy for all three characters." (pg. 2) By Tuula Kolehmainen "Recitatif" deconstructs sterotypes by making the readers focus on their own social and ethnic background. Readers also focus on their own views of sterotypes. "The role of the reader’s own social and ethnic background is emphasized in the production of meaning, as one inevitably only recognizes stereotypes that one is familiar with and leans more on one’s own experiences of racial stereotyping in subjective interpretation" (Pg. 34) By Allison Stuenkel The article talks about how the main point of this short story is about racial sterotyping. The article also talks about how it was up to the reader to think about what they believed the characters race was. "It was not until I discussed this short story with my classmates that I realized that the race of these two characters was never mentioned" (paragraph, 3) Both of these articles focus on the fact that both the characters race aren't explicitly stated. They also talk about how it's up to the readers and their views to decide which character is what race. "Challenging Sterotypes" Mentions "What the hell happened to Maggie" when discussing the role of the reader. Both articles also talk about Maggie and how she drives the main characters forward.
publish time: 2021-03-29
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