Discrimination in "The Bluest Eye" Analytical Essay

Discrimination in "The Bluest Eye"
Comparison of two races in the 40's through Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye", looking at Pecola's gradual descent to madness as a result of circumstances of the time.
# 4028 | 1,350 words | 6 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2003 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper focuses on racial discrimination in Toni Morrison?s The Bluest Eye. There are comparisons of white and black races in different areas, such as family dynamics, economics, etc. The author also discusses on the individual?s search for self-identity.

From the Paper:

"Racial discrimination had a great impact on characters, plot, and themes in Toni Morrison?s "The Bluest Eye". Morrison illustrates the effects of prejudice on teen-aged girls throughout an exceptionally segregated period. The parable is weaved through the many woes of a hardworking, African-American family. Pecola Breedlove, the main character, registers the differences between race-separated classes, but longs for just one luxury that is primarily associated with whites; blue eyes. Through this scenario, Morrison explores the effects of the image paradigm held by whites on the self-esteem of the average African-American teen."

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