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  • The Bluest Eye Themes

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    Toni Morrison's “The Bluest Eye” set in post-WWI, Lorain, Ohio, narrates the lives surrounding Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl who wishes to be beautiful. Influenced greatly by her relationship with her mother, Pauline, Pecola adapts to a world of unworthiness and unattainable expectations beauty. Their mother/daughter relationship is just one of many examples throughout the novel further pinpoint its related themes of self worth and ugliness, both physically and mentally. An analysis of the

  • The Bluest Eye Analysis

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    McCarthy Professor Morris April 2014 The Bluest Eye Identity Crisis: The Bluest Eye The Bluest Eye describes the lives of three young black girls living in Ohio after the Great Depression in the 1940s. One of which acquires an inferiority complex after years of abuse not only mental and physical but also sexual. This constant abuse and criticism leads the main character Pecola Breedlove to long for a happier life where she is loved by all for having beautiful blue eyes like some of the iconic white celebrity

  • The Bluest Eye Analysis

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    In Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” the young African American protagonist, Pecola Breedlove, has an arduous time trying to find her beauty in a society where she only feels as if you are beautiful with blue eyes. Despite her complex fascinations with the unrealistic goal of having blue eyes, along with the social pressures she is faced with throughout her life, leads her to a shattered future filled with confusion and a lack of stability. In the novel, one might ask “why could this happen to

  • Racism in The Bluest Eye

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    Racism in The Bluest Eye "There is really nothing more to say--except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how." When bad things happen to us, the first thing we ask ourselves is "why"? Most of the time however, the answer to "why" is not readily available to us, and sometimes there is not an answer at all. Racism has been a concept which has existed from the beginning of human civilization. For some reason, the "whites" believed they were superior to

  • The Bluest Eye and a Perfect Society

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    In the novel The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, she exposes the suffering produced by the problems caused by gender and race oppression through the experiences of African-American children. During the 1940’s, the United States had composed an identity through mass media with books such as “Dick and Jane”, and movies like “Sherley Temple.” These media sources provided a society based on national innocence. In the novel, Morrison relates to and exposes the very real issues that were hidden by the idea

  • The Importance of the Eye in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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    The Importance of the Eye in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, the characters' eyes are everything. The word "eye" appears over and over with rich adjectives that describe color, movement, and nuance of expression to signify a character's mood and psychological state. Morrison emphasizes the paradox of eyes: Eyes are at times a window to enlightenment, however, what eyes see is not always objective truth, but instead a distortion of reality into what a person

  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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    The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Beauty is dangerous, especially when you lack it. In the book "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison, we witness the effects that beauty brings. Specifically the collapse of Pecola Breedlove, due to her belief that she did not hold beauty. The media in the 1940's as well as today imposes standards in which beauty is measured up to; but in reality beauty dwells within us all whether it's visible or not there's beauty in all; that beauty is unworthy if society brands you

  • Memoirs of a Geisha and the Bluest Eye

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    of Memoirs of a Geisha and the Bluest Eye Memoirs of a Geisha by Aurthor Golden and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison are two thought provoking books with a unique style of writing. Memoirs of a Geisha has a beautiful poetic grammar which captures readers imagination and brings the story to life. Morrison on the other hand uses combined voices to give varied perspectives with out resorting to authorial intrusion or preaching. Memoirs Of A Geisha and the bluest eye both contain graphic realism combined

  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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    In The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison, Pecola Breedlove attempts to measure up to the standard of beauty set by the Master Narrative: an ideological truth imposed by those in power. Pecola, persistent in her attempt to reach the convention of beauty, is never fully satisfied with herself, and quickly becomes obsessed in becoming ‘beautiful. Pecola begins to associate beauty with happiness and respect. This infinite pursuit for beauty has extremely destructive effects on Pecola’s self-esteem. By portraying

  • Theme Of Beauty In The Bluest Eye

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    they will go through drastic measures in order to fit in. Society’s definition of beauty has the ability to negatively influence the actions taken by adolescents. In Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, Pecola’s self-hatred towards her appearance is portrayed by the harsh society that surrounds her. The novel, The Bluest Eye, took place during the 1940s. Throughout this period of time, racism and discrimination was very oppressive, especially towards African Americans. Society’s definition of beauty at the