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Running Head: TMA 02 1 Your Name Professor Name Subject Code April 22, 2020 Beloved & Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit The novel Orange is not the only fruit was written by Jeanette Winterson who received a BA in English from the prestigious Oxford University. Jeanette’s work was focused on her activism as she was a black lesbian. Her work challenged powerful ideologies such as gender identity and sexual orientation. Orange is not the only fruit is similar to an autobiography but it is somewhat different as it includes the writer’s experiences but also tells a generic story of a young girl who juggles with her sexuality and questions it against the norms of the society. Jeanette as a writer tells this story of her life brilliantly as it starts with a girl who is taught religious values and these values are instilled inside her since she is a child. This shows how the religious ideology dominates the early childhood of many men and women who are not wired to understand or implement the strictness of sexuality that is imposed by religion. Jeanette struggles with her sexuality in her early childhood and it is shown how much of problem homosexuality is in her community. A community whose beliefs are based upon the values which are instilled through religion. The novel portrays the hostility towards any change in the religious ideology by using the words “unnatural” and “deviant”. There’s a point in the novel where the church tries to exorcise Jeanette as they think that she is “possessed” by demons. It is these negative connotations that the church easily attaches to any change it does not understand that this novel expertly implies. Demonizing a person literally due to their sexual orientation. The problem stems from the church trying to fix something that is inherent and
TMA 02 2 taking extreme measures to fix it and this novel gives great details in how it tries to do it. Jeanette

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