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
This family consists of the mother Pauline, the father Cholly, the son Sammy, and the daughter Pecola. The novel’s focal point is the daughter, an eleven-year-old Black girl who is trying to conquer a bout with self-hatred. Everyday she encounters racism, not just from white people, but mostly from her own race. In their eyes she is much too dark, and the darkness of her skin somehow implies that she is inferior, and according to everyone else, her skin makes her even “uglier.” She feels she can overcome this battle of self-hatred by obtaining blue eyes, but not just any blue. She wants the bluest eye.
In the afterword of the novel she puts her astonishment: Until that moment I had seen the pretty, the lovely, the nice, the ugly, and although I had certainly used the word ‘beautiful’, I had never experienced its shock – the force of which was equaled by the knowledge that no one else recognized it, not even, or especially, the one who possessed it. (167) The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison’s effort to explore the trauma of color-prejudice that makes a black girl desire for a “radical alteration” by possessing blue eyes. Morrison affirms in the afterword of the novel that “implicit in her desire was racial self loathing” (167). Morrison puts forward the questions: “Who made her feel that it was better to be a freak than what she was? Who had looked at her and found her so wanting, so small a weight on the beauty scale?” (167).
Shirley Chisholm was an excellent congress person- she had a way with words and established herself as outspoken & was ready for change early in her 1st term. Her presidential campaign was unexpected & historic, and she spoke out for the equality for the people. On November 30, 1924, Shirley Anita St. Hill was born in Brooklyn, New
The word 'mummy' has a significance of companionship and care but it also can convey a sense of immaturity. Priestley, therefore will be suggesting that, despite Shelia's age, she is still very young minded and dependent on her family meaning she is unable to see or understand what is going on around her regarding the lower class. However, when the inspector is introduced, we see changes in Sheila which also reflects the change Priestley wants in society. This can be seen when Shelia challenges her parents by saying “but these girls aren't cheap labor - they're people” with use of the hyphen, Priestley makes the reader to pause when reading, creating the sense of Shelia realizing; the value of other human’s lives. She seems to be shocked by the fact her father considers women to be 'cheap labor' Sheila then feels irritated, as she is a woman herself.
Personification and love were not the only things Villeneuve used in her article, but she also included feministic traits on Beauty to show that she made her own conscious decision of staying with the Beast. Ashely Ross, writer for Time Magazine, writes that Villeneuve’s fairy tale is a strong written fairy tale that contains a strong lead female character that is very intelligent and is able to make her own choices (Ross). With Ross writing this, it is easy to realize how much feminism was inserted into this fairy tale. By Villeneuve having Beauty to be so intelligent and giving her the capability to make her own choices, she shows that Beauty is not the type of girl who could easily be told what to do, or even be fooled into doing something
This novel reflects the society by presenting characters who hate themselves because of what they are told they are, which sustains anger. The idea that blue eyes are a necessity for beauty has been etched on pecola's head in her whole life "if I looked different beautiful, may be cholly would be different, and Mrs. Breed love too may be they would say, why look at pretty eyed pecola. We mustn't do bad things in front of those pretty eyes "(the bluest eye
She experienced a lot of racial oppression and receives a confirmation of her own sense of ugliness. Pauline Breedlove, Pecola’s mother is also one of the people who made her feel that she is ugly. Pauline wanted a white child more because she thinks that being black is ugly. She encourages her husband’s behavior to be able to bring back her own role as a martyr. The father of Pecola, Cholly, felt like he was trapped in his marriage and has lost his interest in life.
In the novel it is the woman in yellow whom Jadine sees in the departmental store in Paris who signifies the ‘ancient properties’. For Jadine, after their confrontation, the woman in yellow becomes the symbol of the authenticity that the jaded Jadine lacks. The woman is unapologetic about her appearance and her blackness. There is something so ‘powerful’ about her eyes that they ‘burn the eyelashes’ (45). She is described as the ‘woman’s woman – that mother/ sister/ she; that unphotographable beauty’ (46).
20th century literature is reinforced by anger. Toni Morrison is one of the most magnificent novelists who has written some of demanding fiction and imperfection of the modernism. Morrison 's writings concentrate on rural African communities, especially their cultural identity and inheritance. Through out Morrison 's novel, she has never depended on whites for main characters. This novel contains a number of autobiographical elements.