Short Questions and Answers of ‘Jazz’ by Toni Morrison

What are the major themes in ‘Jazz’?

The major themes in ‘Jazz’ are youth and old age, memories, marriage, death and isolation etc.

What is the symbolic significance of the title ‘Jazz’?

Title ‘Jazz’ is significant because the structure of the novel is on the music of ‘Jazz’ (Afro-American). Features of Jazz music is improvisational, multiple voices, repetition, historical framework and romanticism found in the structure of the novel.

Who is Dorcas?

Dorcas is a young girl living with her Aunt Alice Manfred. She has a love affair with Joe Trace but later on she loves to a young boy Acton and confronted the Joe. She was shot down by Joe Trace.

What kind of young woman is Dorcas?

Dorcas is an emotional and passionate kind of girl.

Why does Joe shoot Dorcas?

Joe shoots Dorcas
because she has love affair with Acton after Joe and she confront him.
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