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  • Analysis Of The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

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    “The bluest eye” by Toni Morrison tries to show the effects of false ideologies on minority (blacks.) It examines on how ideologies spread by the superior group and adopted by the marginal groups, influence the identity and self-esteem of the minorities. Morrison was able to show the impact and influence of the false ideologies by depicting the characters from various social groups in a unique way. Morison depicts the majority of African American women, with the exception to Ms. Macteer, as filled

  • Racism in in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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    Both Toni Morrison's novel about an African American family in Ohio during the 1930s and 1940s, The Bluest Eye and Louise Erdrich;s novel about the Anishinabe tribe in the 1920s in North Dakota, Tracks are, in part, about seeing.  Both novels examine the effects of a kind of seeing that is refracted through the lens of racism by subjects of racism themselves.  Erdrich's Pauline Puyat and Morrison's Pecola Breedlove are crazy from their dealings with racism and themselves suffer from an internalized

  • Racial Beauty Standards In The Bluest Eye

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    In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, the character Claudia struggles with a beauty standard that harms her sense of self-esteem. Claudia tries to make sense of why the beauty standard does not include black girls. The beauty standard determines that blonde-haired blue-eyed white girls are the image of beauty and therefore they are worthy of not only attention, but are considered valuable to American culture of the 1940s. Thus, learning she has no value or beauty as a black girl, Claudia destroys

  • The Bluest Eye and the Contemporary American Novel

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    The Bluest Eye and the Contemporary American Novel There are an infinite number of possible ways to study the development of the American novel. In doing so you invariably have to read a good number of books by American authors. The problem is you can't just walk into the bookstore and pick a few writers, read their novels, and think you understand the way the American novel came about. You have to follow certain guidelines, and read from different time periods to further your understanding

  • Review of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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    Review of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Love is an amazing emotion. A life without love is a life not worth living. As a child, one has thirsts for love and approval that can only be quenched by influential adults and peers. If love is not given during childhood, it will forever taint the individual's life. Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye magnificently captures the mind of mature readers and both genders in its captivating tale of a young black girl who wants nothing more than to be loved

  • The Bluest Eye - Pecola as a Victim of Evil

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    The Bluest Eye - Pecola as a Victim of Evil By constructing the chain of events that answer the question of how Pecola Breedlove is caste as a pariah in her community, Toni Morrison in The Bluest Eye attempts to satisfy the more difficult question of why. Although, unspoken, this question obsessively hovers over Pecola throughout the novel and in her circular narrative style Morrison weaves a story that seeks to answer this question by gathering all of the forces that were instrumental in the creation

  • Cholly as the Father that Was Not There in The Bluest Eye

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    "Father of mine, tell me where have you been? You know I just closed my eyes, and my whole world disappeared." These are words sung by the singer Art Alexakis of the band Everclear. Alexakis grows up and experiences life without a father to guide him. Although Alexakis becomes a successful musician, he lives his life with a void left by his father. Toni Morrison presents an extreme view of life without a father in The Bluest Eye. His incapability of showing love and feeling are shown through his

  • Writing Techniques Used in The Bluest Eye

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    knew in childhood who had prayed to have blue eyes. The story was well received by the group. Toni put it away thinking that she was done with it. When her sons where asleep, she started writing. She dusted off the story in which she had written for discussion in her writers group and decided to make it into a novel. She drew on her memories as a child and expanded on them with her imagination so the characters developed a life of their own. The Bluest Eye was published in 1970, too much critical acclaim

  • Criticism In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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    The Bluest Eye written by Toni Morrison is an intense and truthful novel that is often excluded because of the book’s graphic sexual content and honest reality. Toni Morrison is an award winning author whose work should not be banned for its challenging and deep storyline. The novel starts in Lorain, Ohio where young Claudia and Freida MacTeer take in Mr. Henry and Pecola Breedlove. Pecola is a shy 9 year old girl who worships the beauty of the white world. Pecola deals with many tough situations

  • Enlightened by Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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    Enlightened by Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye Over the course of our study of the American novel, we have experienced a kaleidoscope of components that help define it. We traveled back in time to learn what kinds of novels were being written and how they were being written. We were introduced to the likes of Harold Frederic's Theron Ware, Henry James's Dr. Sloper and Catherine, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Blithedale Romance. We saw, through these novels and characters, how literature of the