The Bluest Eye Critical Analysis

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There is no need to introduce Toni Morrison, she has world fame. Her works and accomplishments are her introduction itself. She is a path breaking Afro-American writer. Her writing engages a wide variety of readers in compelling themes that turns around community, racial discrepancy, sexual harassment, love, equality, incest etc. She is the voice of downtrodden Black woman. She does not take issues and themes from all over the world, but she writes on the crucial issues of her people and universalized them. She insists to re-write the history, re- assess the culture and erase the stereotypes of racism, sexism and patriarchy. She does not favour the superiority of White over Black, the superiority of man over woman in America and the…show more content…
This concept has evocative connotation, as mirror does not show only outer image but deep emotions can be noticed minutely so is the case of literature, it is not mere narration of a story but a presentation of particular culture of surroundings from multiple angles. The Bluest Eye is debut of Morrison’s literary journey. It was published in 1970, when the slogan Black is Beautiful was on its peak. She own Nobel Prize in 1993, this is the manifestation of her achievement and value of free writing. The Bluest Eye, recounts the adventures of three young girls: Pecola Breedlove, Claudia and Frieda ; and Pecola’s parents Mr. and Mrs. Breedlove. It examines racism, sexuality and incestuous relationship. It is a novel of initiation concerning a victimized adolescent Black girl Pecola Breedlove, who is obsessed by the White standard of beauty and longing for a pair of blue eyes. Why does she long for blue eyes? Because she thinks that getting blue eyes means to become beautiful, to get rid of all miseries of life , which she has suffered. Though she is raped by her father and becomes pregnant, but still she

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