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Self awakening and search for Identity in Meridian | Original Article

Savita Shishodia*, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research

ABSTRACT:

African – American women novelists give voice to the black women who are oppressed, crippled and degraded. A strong believer in the inherent power of women, Alice Walker depicts her title character Meridian as an innately tough and resolute person, though not one without problems. The present study explains how Meridian tries to establish her identity. She awakens from her subordinate status as a black female, daughter, wife and mother to her own self. She realizes that her power lies in her unique and unwavering courage. Meridian features earlier examples of strong female role models.