Pecola's Believable In 'The Bluest Eye'

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In the novel The Bluest Eye, there are many occurrences that are believable. For example, "The bedroom had three beds: a narrow iron bed for Sammy, fourteen years old, another for Pecola, eleven years old, and a double bed for Cholly, and Mrs. Breedlove." To me this is very believable because the story takes place in Lorain, Ohio at the end of the Great Depression, therefore times were hard and they didn 't have much money. Everyone in a household was living in one bedroom and this was common in the time period the story takes place in. 6.) The story The Bluest Eye is character driven because the story is spent on developing characters inner lives. The story is mostly about Pecola 's problems with her family and herself. Pecola prays that she would be beautiful and have blue eyes. She thinks that if she had blue eyes and was beautiful that her life would be beautiful. Pecola has very intense…show more content…
11.) Pecola 's life issue is she has an inferiority complex, which causes the majority of the conflict in the book. "It had occurred to Pecola some time ago that if her eyes were different, that is to say, beautiful, she herself would be different." Pecola starts to think she is ugly because her neighbors are tell her that they think she is ugly, the way her own family treats her, and her friends. Pecola 's mother even says in the book that she thinks Pecola is ugly, "Eyes all soft and wet. A cross between a puppy and a dying man. But I knowed she was ugly. Head full of pretty hair, but Lord she was ugly." 12.) A theme from The Bluest Eye is whiteness is the standard of beauty. The novel expresses this throughout the book, “Adults, older girls, shops, magazines, newspapers, window signs - all the world had agreed that a blue-eyed, yellow-haired, pink-skinned doll was what every girl child treasured.” Most people thought that if you weren’t white then you were ugly. Pecola wants blue eyes because she thinks then, people would think she was beautiful and see her as a
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