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by Toni Morrison

Novel about three elementary school girls, Claudia, Pecola and Frieda, coming of age in the 1940's and dealing with consumer culture.

Characters: Pecola Breedlove, Claudia, Frieda
Keywords: African Americans, beauty

Critical sites about The Bluest Eye

The Blues Aesthetic in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
"The blues aesthetic is an ethos of blues people that manifests itself in everything done, not just in the music."
Contains: Content Analysis
Author: Cat Moses
From: African American Review Winter, 1999
The fourth face: the image of God in Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye.'
"African American woman author and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison's novel 'The Bluest Eye' contains the most intriguing or perplexing religious references."
Contains: Content Analysis
Author: Allen Alexander
From: African American Review Summer, 1998
Ownership and the loss of communal ties in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
Critical interpretation of Morrison' novel, "The Bluest Eye", which asserts that "Morrison writes this novel to illustrate how the African American community has lost itself within popular culture's false ideals of beauty and success."
Contains: Character Analysis, Historical Context, Content Analysis
Author: Nicole Gelon Lott
From: Berkeley McNair Journal Winter 1996, Volume 4
Keywords: popular culture, consumerism, racial issues

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