Racial Self-Loathing In The Bluest Eyes

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The intended audience in The Bluest Eyes by Tori Morrison was to anyone who can hear her characters’ voice; that, whereas they are fictional, they reflect the society Morrison lived in. The novel has made an impact on racial beauty and what females go through due to her effort to demonstrate the implications of racial self-loathing, and this thesis has essentially originated from her friend wanting blue eyes. Morrison repulsed at the thought, and thus the racial infused attitude for the next twenty years has conformed into this novel. From a broad sense, The Bluest Eyes certainly has numerous main ideas. However, if you take the time to be more keen and deceptive by inspecting it, you can see that the main ideas are limned by the structure of the novel. From the beginning, the story begins with Pecola Breedlove being called “ugly”; henceforth the sneers, the disgusted looks, the bullying, and her perception of “I must have blue eyes to be beautiful.”…show more content…
Yet, not many seemed to notice or be concern over Frieda. Morison gave the impression of noticing this withal, as expressed on “[such a] delicate and vulnerable a character… lead readers into the comfort of pitying [Pecola].” Just because one had more trauma over the other does mean to deviate your attention from the one in less angst over another; both should receive the attention needed to soothe and garner as much healing as they can for their mental and psychological minds. Morison tried to break down the narrative for readers to piece and make connections from there as a prevention to the situation. Conversely, it seems forlorn with “many readers remained touched but not

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