Bullying In Pecola's Analysis

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To continue the bullying in Pecola’s life, at a point in the story, she saw Claudia’s baby doll which was a replica of glamorous Marilyn Monroe, a superstar at the time that was identified as beautiful and someone most kids wanted to imitate.. Most kids including Pecola studied that piece of plastic. Little did she realize that this “superstar” was going to agonize her. After seeing Monroe’s fame and success, she thought that having blue eyes would make her beautiful and would magically change all the evil in her life to good. For “it had occurred to Pecola some time ago that is her eyes...were different, that is to say, beautiful, she herself would be different”, the colors of her eye were thought to “change” her (Morrison 46). So from this…show more content…
The problem is that the way christianity works is that you don’t “wish” your things to your pastor or to God and expect a favorable response all the time. Instead you pray for what you desire and if it is according to God’s plan for your life, he will fulfill your desires. Soaphead is not an actual appointed pastor, he was a self-declared “Reader, Adviser, and Interpreter of Dreams” (Morrison 165). He did grant this wish though, as if he was a Genie granting Aladdin’s wish. The wish was not literally granted but had some restrictions. Pecola didn’t literally receive blue eyes but she thought she did, and so it was a mind game. He lead “Pecola to lies, self-delusion and madness”, not a great quality of a pastor (Edmund 2). These blue eyes that she saw, were supposed to fix everything and change “the evil to good”. On the contrary and to her disappointment, these blue eyes did nothing that she dreamed of but made the people around her continue to think worse of her. The physical beauty (or lack of it) gives Pecola no self confidence and just makes her to covet beauty of others causing her to almost always have a negative attitude and low self-esteem which afflicts her throughout her…show more content…
When Frank went to the war, his sister had to find a job for herself. Cee found a job that paid more than what typical black girls earned, and decided to start saving for a down payment on a house. After saving for a reasonably long time she consulted a realtor about the house she wanted to buy over the phone and they said they would meet and settle to purchase the home. She had the money for the house and was ready to sign any required papers, so why was she not allowed to purchase this house? It was simple, the color of her skin was black. The agent told her she couldn’t buy it because of her race, he said that the flier said, “no part of said property hereby conveyed shall ever be used or occupied by any Hebrew or by any person of the Ethiopian, malay or Asiatic race expecting only employees in the domestic service” (Morrison 73). He then suggested houses in other places that she could buy but Cee saved up money to live in this particular neighborhood. The neighborhood matters because the places where the majority of residents were black, the area wasn’t as well maintained because the city didn’t care much about black communities. The areas were white people lived were much cleaner and well maintained by the city. There wasn’t much Cee could do but walk away in frustration for the geographical zone she was being forced to live in because of her skin color.. To add to her misfortunes, Cee lost her job. But
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