A paper on shame and how it operates in Toni Morrison’s Paradise and Shame.
From the introductory paragraph:
Paradise and Love, Toni Morrison‟s latest efforts, uncover issues of relationship, patriarchy and shame. They both present bonding of women (or in the case of Love, girls), separate from and ultimately destroyed by patriarchic rule in the worlds presented by the texts. Both novels display victims of shame – a reaction to abuse.
Satinsky, Howard, "Shame and the Patriarchic in Toni Morrison’s Paradise and Love" (2004). Faculty Publications. Paper 10.