The Question of Existence: Revisiting Black Women in Go Tell it on the Mountain
Brighton A Rose1, V. Chanthiramathi2

1Brighton A Rose, Ph.D Scholar, Department of English, V. O. Chidambaram College, Manonmaniam Sunderanar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. V. Chanthiramathi, Research Guide & Associate Professor, PG Research, Department of English, V.O.Chidambaram College, Manonmaniam Sunderanar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 24 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 05 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 16 December 2019 | PP: 142-146 | Volume-8 Issue-3S3 November 2019 | Retrieval Number: C10441183S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C1044.1183S319
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Abstract: Women had been always at the receiving end of the society and she is forced to cater to the needs of the society she is part of. Existing as an individual with the basic rights and freedom is the bigger question for women as she is always an object of oppression in almost all the society, in particular the ‘Patriarchal society’, in which she is expected to be under the control of a man and tender to the needs of the man and those around him without question. Racism along with Sexism in America ensured the suppression of black women and the white women to a certain extent. The research paper titled ‘The Question of Existence: Revisiting Black Women in Go Tell it on the Mountain’ makes an study on the state of the blacks in general and attempts an in depth analysis on the state of black women in America in the 1920s and the various forms of oppression they endured, from physical to psychological oppression, from skinning to caning to the violence that they have to be victims even after a very long time is studied in this paper.
Keywords: Racism, Sexism, Patriarchy, Existentialism, Blacks, Oppression.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences