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  • The Bluest Eye Analysis

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    “The Bluest Eye” “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison is a very complex story. While not being a novel of great length is very long on complexity. It tells the story of Pecola Breedlove, a young African American girl immersed in poverty and made “ugly” by the Society of the early 1940’s that defines beauty in terms of blonde haired white skinned , and in this case specifically Shirley Temple. The novel opens in the fall of 1941, just after the Great Depression, in Lorain, Ohio. Nine-year-old Claudia

  • Essay on Bluest eye

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    Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye, presents the lives of several impoverished black families in the 1940’s in a rather unconventional and painful manner. Ms. Morrison leads the reader through the lives of select children and adults, describing a few powerful incidents, thoughts and experiences that lend insight into the motivation and. behavior of these characters. In a somewhat unconventional manner, the young lives of Pauline Williams Breedlove and Charles (Cholly) Breedlove are presented

  • Analysis Of ' The Bluest Eye '

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    In The Bluest Eye, Pecola the protagonist is taken under the Macteer family’s wing much like “The African family is community-based and the nurturing quality is not contained within the nuclear family, but is rather the responsibility of the entire community” (Ranstr?m). In traditional Africa each child has a place and is welcome in the community. The act of parenting another child was not odd because every adult that lived in each community believed that any child is welcome in anyone’s home. This

  • Bluest Eye Themes

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    The novel The Bluest Eye written by Toni Morrison and The novel Never Let Me Go written by Kazuo Ishiguro are two completely different novels written during different times and for different purposes. Both novels do not relate to a story, but they relate to the theme which is the theme of sexual maturity while using a distinctive form of characterization and diction to convey their interpretation of sexual maturity. The concept is identical, yet the authors' unique word choice and writing style gives

  • The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

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    “We were born to die and we die to live.” Toni Morrison correlates to Nelson’s quote in her Nobel Lecture of 1993, “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” In Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye, she uses language to examine the concepts of racism, lack of self-identity, gender roles, and socioeconomic hardships as they factor into a misinterpretation of the American Dream. Morrison illustrates problems that these issues provoke through

  • The Bluest Eye Character Analysis

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    Characterization maneuvers by Toni Morrison Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eye is a curious, young and innocent girl who tries to understand things that are even more complex than she thinks. A wondering eleven years old girl who is not near to recognizing the world she lives in; Pecola wants to be able to be something that she thinks is unreachable without the need of any special trait, and she does whatever she thinks it takes to achieve it. Toni Morrison created a character who is constantly

  • The Character of Cholly in The Bluest Eye

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    The Character of Cholly in The Bluest Eye   Morrison has divided her portrayal of a fictional town of blacks, which suffers from alienation and subjugation, into four seasons.  I believe that her underlying message is to illustrate the reality of life's travails: the certain rhythms of blessings and tragedies.  Some blacks understand and acccept this philosophy and Morrison's use of the seasons portrays and echoes the bible verse, "To every thing there is a season, and

  • Metaphors In The Bluest Eye

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    In her novel The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison illustrates the varying yet interconnecting experiences of African-Americans in a prejudice society. The novel, told by Claudia and an omniscient third person narrator, contains a variety of literary techniques that help tell the story of Pecola, her family, and her town. One of these techniques Morrison often implements in this text is the use of metaphors. For instance, in the first chapter, Claudia explains “there were no marigolds in the fall of

  • The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

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    Set in the 1940s, during the Great Depression, the novel The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison, illustrates in the inner struggles of African-American criticism. The Breedloves, the family the story revolves around a poor, black and ugly family. They live in a two-room store front, which is open, showing that they have nothing. In the family there is a girl named Pecola Breedlove, she is a black and thinks that she is ugly because she is not white. Pecola’s father, Cholly Breedlove, goes through humiliated

  • The Bluest Eye Character Analysis

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    In the novel The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, the author portrays conflicts that make various character ugly. Throughout The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison exposed various ways in which white Americans stripped black Americans of their identity and their freedom by making them feel inferior and ugly. She also highlighted various ways in which society beauty ideals, and how a perfect family should look, took a negative toll on all the characters in the book.In the novel The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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