"The Bluest Eye" Book Review by supercalifragilistic

"The Bluest Eye"
This paper discusses Toni Morrison's book "The Bluest Eye."
# 98164 | 2,141 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Sep 10, 2007 in Literature (American) , English (General) , African-American Studies (General)

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The paper examines the character of Pecola Breedlove, an unloved and mistreated African-American girl in Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye". The paper describes how she becomes enthralled by the blue eyes and white skin of former child movie star Shirley Temple. The paper portrays the magical whiteness and social power of Maureen Peal, the image Morrison uses of feminine beauty. The paper looks at Pauline Breedlove, Pecola's mother and her unkind view of Pecola. The paper points out that the failure to show love to a child can have a negative effect on that person for the rest of his/her life.

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Sample of Sources Used:

  • Byerman, Keith E. "Beyond Realism: The Fictions of Toni Morrison" in Modern Critical Views: Toni Morrison, Ed. Harold Bloom, New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1990.
  • Harris, Trudier. Fiction and Folklore: The Novels of Toni Morrison. Knoxville: The University Of Tennessee Press, 1991.
  • Kuenz, Jane. "The Bluest Eye: Notes on History, Community, and Black Female Subjectivity."African American Review 27.3 (1993): 421-430.
  • Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993.
  • Rosenberg, Ruth. "Seeds in Hard Ground: Black Girlhood in The Bluest Eye." Melus 21.4 (1987): 435-445.

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