These sections in the book “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison have one common theme: internalized racism. Internalized racism is racism that you feel towards your race or yourself. In one chapter, a new young light-skinned black girl, Maureen, is introduced to the story. Frieda and Claudia do not like her because she is everything they want to be, which is to be light. Frieda and Claudia walk home with plans to meet Maureen after school so that they can become friends. Maureen’s mother does not like
One of the many themes in The Bluest Eye seemed to be society’s idea of beauty; Claudia MacTeer played an important role when developing this theme. Claudia questioned society’s opinion of beauty, which not many characters did. She showed bravery, curiosity, and compassion. In many situations, Claudia never held her opinion back which showed how strong-headed she was and really developed her character. Morrison was very descriptive when describing Claudia’s compassion; usually her compassion showed
idolizes Scott Baio, Chachi from Happy Days, in one scene he’s forbidden by his father to watch the show, because of what his classmates might think of him. The father is not worried that much about his son’s sexuality, but about his appearance in the eyes of the society. Farrah Fawcett is a big icon for one of the character, who goes in drag as FF in school, getting the teachers attention. They try to get him expelled, but the principal can’t, since he’s one of the best student of the whole school.
Tarn Sangprasert AMCS 115.10, Spring 2015 Professor Mah y Busch 1/28/2015 First essay on the Bluest Eye Sources of Cholly’s anger During spring season of the Bluest eye, when the novel describes the history of Cholly and his family, it explains the behavior of Cholly and the origin of his emotions. Because of what he experiences in his youth, causes Cholly Breedlove to be angry and aggressive toward others people around him. Cholly’s feeling of helplessness shapes him to be a hateful and violent