The Bluest Eye Book Analysis

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Novels written by Toni Morrison are rooted in themes that are fundamental in order to appreciate the African American life, background and struggle. These themes delve into problematic relationships, and hardships encountered by African American people. Love as a recurring theme in the novels of Toni Morrison has a noteworthy place. This kind of extreme love not only happens as parental love but also shows itself as others forms of love. In this paper, I will deal with The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Song of Solomon, and Jazz. Raised in the town of Lorain, Ohio, in the 1930’s and 1940’s, Morrison uses the background in her novels. Lorain was an African-American town. People were poor. Morrison’s family had a profound influence on her. All four of her grandparents left the South and headed to Ohio in search of better economic opportunities and greater freedom from the often violent manifestations of southern racism, which created a basis for her novels.…show more content…
The Bluest Eye, written by Toni Morrison, sheds light on the themes of race and identity. Criticizing the idea of whiteness as a standard form of beauty, Morrison not only touches on the common problems which black community experienced, but also makes it clear that internalized racism experienced by a young girl can cause her own end. The story is narrated by Claudia as a child and Claudia as an adult. Her perspective is noteworthy because it intermingles the child’s and the adult’s perspectives. Claudia and her elder sister are the only ones who are able to understand Pecola’s condition. However, the community in which Claudia and Pecola live makes Pecola a scapegoat. The Bluest Eye is not a love story. It is the story of destruction. Cholly Breedlove is also the reason of this destruction. His hatred for other people form a basis for his false "love." This kind of perspective creates a complex situation to cope
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