God Help the Child Summary
Toni Morrison

Everything you need to understand or teach God Help the Child by Toni Morrison.

  • God Help the Child Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 God Help the Child Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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  • ...and more

God Help the Child Overview

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison is a short novel that centers loosely on the theme of childhood trauma, abuse and negligence from parents and other caretakers. Almost all of the characters in God Help the Child have experienced abuse as children, or perpetrated abuse on children. As a result, the novel moves its main characters, Bride and Booker, toward symbolic closure, acceptance and resolution through acts that take them back to childhood, and also acts that take them forward into a world in which grief is survivable, memory is bearable, and they can live as themselves without being injured by old wounds or injuring anyone else.

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