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This paper will fill in the gaps in the current criticism regarding Toni Morrison's use of flight imagery and will also introduce a parallel line of criticism regarding Morrison's narrative focus on hands and hand gestures, an important and overlapping phenomenon in her novels. This phenomenon serves to elucidate Morrison's larger ideological project, in which she points out the core of one's life is creativity. Flight imagery and hand gestures work together to show a progression in Morrison's novels; thus, they must be considered together in order to completely comprehend characters and their actions as Morrison had intended.
Fosnough-Osburn, Jennifer L., "Flight and Hand Imagery" (1995). Graduate Thesis Collection. 23.