James Baldwin is one of the most outstanding writers of African American literature in the middle of the 20th century. Go tell it on the mountainous his first important novel and is usually considered his autobiography. In the novel, Baldwin has a vivid depiction of four black females: Deborah, Elizabeth, Florence and Esther, and makes a detailed exploration of their living predicament and psychological problems in racist and patriarchal society. Thus, I will in this thesis, from the perspective of feminism, deal with the black female characters' hard journey from triple oppressions, internalization, to awakening!
In general, James Baldwin reveals in his novel that black women live a tragic and sorrowful life in the racist and sexist society.