The Bluest Eye Reflection Essay

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I have truly enjoyed reading the book, ‘The Bluest Eye’, by Toni Morrison. The story revolves around the lives of three African American girls, Pecola, Claudia, and Frieda and their struggles in life, belonging from a poor lower- class background. Although we cannot explain from personal experience, how difficult it is to live in a substandard environment as those girls and their families have lived in, we can only sympathize and describe such events and situations. I have a strong belief and opinion that poverty plays a leading role in the future outcome in a person’s success, health and livelihood. Poverty has negative mental, physical, social, and developmental affects in both children and adults. I have conducted a research to support…show more content…
Although we don’t see this form of discrimination in today’s time, we can still see racism in our country, fueling hatred and hurtful messages to those who belong to different race and ethnic groups. The quote was very meaningful to the whole story, in my view. That one quote had revealed many matters that would be connected to the story. A study conducted by Prof. Alan Krueger called ‘Poverty and Terrorism: Is There a Causal Connection?’, discussed the connection of poverty and terrorism that is widespread since the last few decades. The journal has done a research resulting that poverty and education do not have a direct link to terrorism. By terrorism, hate- crimes are the main offenses, whichever way it is conducted, but this gave an insight that there isn’t always a connection between poverty and class with crimes relating to hate, whether racial or…show more content…
Not only in non- fiction and biographies/ autobiographies, but also on fiction because many stories have plots that include poverty and racism. The topic of poverty is widely included in many fiction books. Two notable examples of poverty in literature are ‘The Grapes of Wrath’, by John Steinbeck and ‘The Revolution of Every Day’, by Cari Luna. Poverty is not a topic that is limited to non- fiction literature. Many fiction stories can commonly have a theme of poverty here and there, whether directly connected with the characters and plot or not. Mostly poverty is associated with the characters and their background and how they were raised. I have read many stories that were both non- fiction and fiction, where poverty is usually described with a back flash to the story, the character’s past and upbringing and how it resulted in them, the characters, to be where they are
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