Racial Inequality In The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison portrays a world of racial inequalities, internalized white beauty standards, and male superiority through the interconnecting stories of various characters in the town of Lorain, Ohio during The Great Depression. The novel centers on Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl living with an unstable, often violent family. Pecola’s father and mother beat each other frequently, and her brother, Sammy, runs away constantly. She is consumed with incessant fear and self-hatred, stemming from her society’s idealization of whiteness. When Pecola’s father burned her family’s house down, she moves in temporarily with the MacTeers. Claudia and Frieda MacTeer, the two young daughters, befriend Pecola during the time she stays
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