The Conversion of Soul:Father-son Identity Change in The Third Life of Grange Copeland
WANG Wei-na;Xiamen University, College of Foreign Languages and Cultures;
The Third Life of Grange Copeland focuses on Grange's life journey starting from economically and morally low point to the end where he is in a state of economic stability and at a morally high point, and it is worthwhile to note that Grange's son takes an opposite life course. The father-son identity change reflects black people's limitations of self-understanding and the plasticity of their character in a white supremacist-tinged society. This paper is to explore the reasons and patterns of the identity change under the illumination of Plato's parable of cave, arguing that Grange Copeland's conversion of soul in his third life illustrates, in an ancient philosophical vision, Walker's ideal image of black.
【CateGory Index】： I712.074