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Polyphony of Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child (Published)

The present paper adopts a qualitative approach for studying Toni Morrison’s novel God Help the Child in the light of Milkhail Bakhtin’s theory of dialogism. According to this theory, it can be claimed that this novel is polyphonic (i.e., multi-voiced). Morrison’s own voice has not come in the novel between reader and the story as her point of view is absent from the novel. Instead, many other stories are reverberating with too much human life as the novel is divided into four parts with each part divided into subparts. Each of these subparts has a character to say it.

Keywords: Dialogism, Heteroglossia, Literary theory, Mikhail Bakhtin, Polyphony, Toni Morrison