Black Life In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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Toni Morrison her original name is Chloe Anony Offoed. Morrison was born in February 18\1931 in Lohio, Us, American writer. Morrison was famous for her examination of black female experience. For Morrison all good art has been political and the black artist has very important responsibility to the black community. Morrison grew up in an American family that possessed an intense love and appreciation for black culture and people. From her parents Morrison learned how to face racism. She uses her novel to describe and show the suffrage of the black people. Morrison's novel highlights and shows the result of the migration from the rural south to the urban north from 1930s to 1950s. The migrants lost their sense of community and identity. …show more content…

She is eleven years old black girl who is trying to conquer her self-hatred. Every day she faces racism, not just from white people but also from her own race. Pecola believes that her ugliness bring her miserable "long hours she sat looking in the mirror, trying to discover the secret of the ugliness. The ugliness that made her ignore or despised at school by teachers and classmates alike" (The Bluest Eye p.45). Pecola is very lonely and ordinary black girl and the most important reason for her desire for blue eyes is that she wants to treated differently from her family and friends. Pecola believes and feels that she can overcome this battle and thoughts of self-hatred by obtaining blues eyes. The choice of blue eyes is due to the racial society she has grown up in. "Adults, older girls, shops, magazines, newspapers, window sign, all the world had agreed that a blue eyed yellow, haired, pink, skinned doll was what every girl child treasured"(The Bluest Eye p.20.21). Any community views that the blue eyes are synonyms of …show more content…

Both women and children are granted no voice, no bodily integrity. If they are lucky like Claudia and Frieda Macteer, they will learn resistance strategies from their parents. But, if they are unlucky like Pecola Breedlove, they will learn various kinds of disempowered response. The novel also shows not only the suffrage of racial oppression, but also the tyranny and violation brought upon them by the men in their lives. The theme of male oppression over the women in the novel reaches its brutal climax during Pecola's father rape for her. This scene which shows the ultimate form of violence and oppression against women is narrated completely through Pecola's father perspective. The Bluest Eye shares concerns with the two most powerful social forces in the America during the 1950s and 1960s, the black power movement and the feminist movement. The feminist movement worked for changes in women's economic opportunities and social roles in general. The early movement had three main goals. The first is achieving reproductive rights such as contraception and abortion. The second is ending gender discrimination in jobs, community and home. The third one is stopping violence against

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