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    The Bluest Eye

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    The novel The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison presents the certain type of beauty admired by the main character in this fictional story, which seems to be the main content of the novel. The first thing that the people judge is the physical appearance, no matter from which part of the world anyone comes from. The stereotype of defining a beauty in a certain way still prevails in our society. On the other hand, human beings being a social animal, cannot remain secluded from the society. They shape themselves

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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

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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” (Ranström). 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

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    Bluest Eye Extract

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    Pages 5-6/ Quiet as it’s kept,….one must take refuge in how. Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” tells the tragic story of Pecola Breedlove, a young African American girl who immersed in poverty and categorized as “ugly” by society. Her abusive parents beat her at home and she is a subject to never-ending discrimination and racism. This extract is taken from the prologue of the novel; it is from the two pages before the first chapter “autumn”. Claudia narrates this extract. Prior to this passage, Toni

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    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 to

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    but what if the story doesn’t have a happy ending? What if the immortalized moments are the ones that need to be forgotten? In Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, the theme that love and racial identity are attached to one being perceived as beautiful leads to a destructive and poisonous overemphasis on beauty. Clean, pure, innocent, blond hair, blue eyes, the ideal white beauty. Desperate

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    Bluest Eye Metaphors

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    Jordan Reuille-Dupont Geanette p.5 Language Arts 26 April, 2018 Metaphors In the novel, “The Bluest Eye,” by Toni Morrison the unorthodox structure and undermining content inspired and continues to inspire controversy. Morrison’s creative narrative approach addresses many issues of racism and identity. Through the course of the novel some vulgar subjects are also introduced, such as incest and pedophilia. In the book the point of view founded by the characters following their upsetting lives helps

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    Toni Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye, challenges Western standards of beauty. The book also expresses that the perception of beauty is socially constructed. With its richness of language and boldness of vision, it also recognises the possibility of whiteness used as a standard of beauty and blackness being diminished. Toni Morrison focuses on the black female characters, Pauline and Pecola Breedlove, suffering through the construction of femininity in an ethnicized society. This essay will

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    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

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    The Bluest Eye Symbolism

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    Morrison, Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” is exceptional because of the manner in which it addresses the persistent effects of slavery, mainly self-hatred, instead of the most apparent problems of isolation. In this book, black characters are infatuated with the idea of what white represents. Being that this book highlights the problems of racism and segregation, the author employs a number of symbols to illustrate his point. One of these symbols used by Toni Morrison is the blue eyes. In the book, the characters

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