Social Rejection In The Bluest Eye And The Help

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What is love? Social rejection has always been the most destructive device in a blended community. Stories such as: The Bluest Eye and The Help aids in contrasting functional and dysfunctional families. It mirrors how sensitivity, love, and nurture mold the ideal child. Both readings take part in a time where racism is at its peak, and children are the ones who receive the harshest affections due to its severity. It will become obvious to see how a caring individual (not always a parent) can become an influential role in a youth’s life by causing them to find love within themselves despite societal views. In The Bluest Eye, the main character Pecola Breedlove comes from a very broken home. Pecola’s role in society is differentiated by Frieda MacTeers, another little girl in the book. Frieda is outspoken, courageous and wise. She is parallel to her mother who has raised two children whom she taught to love themselves unconditionally. Self-appreciation is a valuable instrument that the girls inherited, but Pecola does not realize her own worth throughout the story which contributes to her gradual demise. Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan becomes another example of a girl who…show more content…
Consequently, even he comes to terms with his “invisibility” and decides that it is his responsibility to come back out and become a voice for future generations. Phelan too realizes that she has a responsibility to shed light on the injustices that are taking place in her own community. Instead of disappearing, she stands out and uses her privilege as a high class white woman in the sixties and becomes a voice for the black women who work for women such as herself in rotten conditions: “All my life I’d been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine’s thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe.” (Stockett

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