• American Beauty 2 Hair Eyes African
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    A tall thin singer / model poses for the cover of a magazine. Her hair is long and flowing. Her eyes are a mixture of hazel and green; her almond skin accentuates her petite nose and perfectly shaped lips. Her name is Vanessa Williams and as a former Miss America, she is a role model for young African-American s. Her almond skin is the ideal shade, it s not dark enough to be black, but it is dark enough to be exotic. Her hazel-green eyes are light, unlike the dark brown eyes of most African-Ame...
  • Bluest Eye Geisha Memoirs Sayuri
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    Memoirs of a Geisha by Author Golden and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison are two thought provoking books with a unique style of writing. Memoirs of a Geisha has a beautiful poetic grammar which captures readers imagination and brings the story to life. Morrison on the other hand uses combined voices to give varied perspectives with out resorting to authorial intrusion or preaching. Memoirs Of A Geisha and the bluest eye both contain graphic realism combined with a dramatic flair, which is the ke...
  • Use Of Colors White World Life
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    Use of Colors Pauline saw the beauty of life through the colors of her childhood down South. Her fondest memories were of purple berries, yellow lemonade, and 'that streak of green them june bugs made on the trees the night we left down home. All them colors was in me'1. Pauline and Cholly left the colors of the South when they moved North to Ohio to begin their life together. Through Cholly, Pauline hoped to find those colors of beauty that she left 'down home'. For a while she did find her col...
  • Quest For Personal Identity
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    Quest for Personal Identity The main theme in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, is the pursuit of individual identity and the influences of the family and community in that quest. The Breedlove family has moved to urban Lorain, Ohio. This displacement along with poor working conditions and poverty leads to a destructive search for personal identity. The internalization of white standards into a black community plays an important role in the characters quest for individual identity (Fick, Gold 56)...
  • Blue Eyes Pecola Black Love
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    Robert B. Lewis V March 1, 2001 English 102 Lloyd-Crawford A Quest for Personal Identity Post World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the North. Almost 500, 00 African Americans moved to the northern states between 1910 and 1920. This was the beginning of a continuing migration northward. More than 1, 500, 000 blacks went north in the 1930's and 2, 500, 00 in the 1940's. Life in the North was very hard for African American...
  • Bluest Eye Pecola Ugly Blue
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    The Bluest Eye Beauty is said to be in the eyes of the beholder, but what if the image of beauty is forced into the minds of many? The beauty of a person could be expressed in many different ways, as far as looks and personality goes, but the novel The Bluest Eye begs to differ. It contradicts the principle, because beauty is no longer just a person's opinion but beauty has been made into an unwritten rule, a standard made by society for society. The most important rule is that in order to be be...
  • Eyed Pecola Morrison Black Maureen
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    The Pain of Wanting to be Beautiful " Starlight star bright' make me beautiful tonight. So many young girls gaze into the stars wishing that they could be beautiful so they would be accepted at school, as well as loved and acknowledged more. Pecola Breedlove in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye is no different than any other little girl. She too wants to be beautiful. America has set the standards that to be beautiful one must have ' blue eyes, blonde hair, and white skin' according to Wilfred D. S...
  • The Blue Eye Pecola Eyes Imaginary
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    Pecola Breedlove a black girl in america whose love is for blonds, blue-eyed children and who prays for her eyes tot turn blue; so that she will beautiful, so that people will look at her at another perspective. In her eleven years, no one had ever notice pe cola. But with blue eyes, shr thought every thing would be different. She would be pretty and that her parents would stop fighting. Her family lives in a converted storefront. she is considered ugly and is emotional and socially awkward. sh...
  • African American Pecola Society Story
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    Essay on The Bluest Eye There are many themes that seem to run throughout this story. Each theme and conflict seems to always involve the character of Pecola Breedlove. There is the theme of finding an identity. There is also the theme of Pecola as a victim. Of all the characters in the story we can definitely sympathize with Pecola because of the many harsh circumstances she has had to go through in her lifetime. Perhaps her rape was the most tragic and dramatic experience Pecola had experienc...
  • Mary Jane Pecola Candy World
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    Mary Jane good book is one that you cannot quit thinking about. For days after you finish it, you will catch yourself daydreaming about it. That is what The Bluest Eye did to me. I can't say that I liked the novel, because I didn't. It left me with an empty, horrified feeling in the pit of my stomach; a realization of how harsh the world can be. I believe that this was Toni Morrison's goal for this book. She didn't want me to feel all warm and cozy when I finished. She didn't want me to 'like' ...
  • Blue Eyes Pecola Cholly Family
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    Post World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the North. Almost 500, 00 African Americans moved to the northern states between 1910 and 1920. This was the beginning of a continuing migration northward. More than 1, 500, 000 blacks went north in the 1930's and 2, 500, 00 in the 1940's. Life in the North was very hard for African Americans. Race riots, limited housing resulting in slum housing, and restricted job opportunities...
  • Bluest Eye Jekyll Evil Black
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    Robert Louis Stevenson and Toni Morrison develop their main characters identities through their novels Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Bluest Eye in a rather skeptical way. In both cases we see stories of people that are not fully satisfied with their lives. The situation is probably even worth, they do not like the context of life that they have to face in their everyday activities. The reasons to that are probably the fact that they do not look at their appearance from the global standpoint a...
  • The Bluest Eye 2
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    The major characters in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison were Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, Claudia MacTeer, and Frieda MacTeer. Pecola Breedlove is an eleven-year-old black girl around whom the story revolves. Her innermost desire is to have the "bluest" eyes so that others will view her as pretty in the end that desire is what finishes her, she believes that God gives her blue eyes causing her insanity. She doesn't have many friends other than Claudia and Frieda. Throughout the book we se...
  • Whites Pecola Breedlove Anger Family White
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    A Reality of Presence In The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison shows that anger is healthy and that it is not something to be feared; those who are not able to get angry are the ones who suffer the most. She criticizes Cholly, Polly, Claudia, Soaphead Church, the Mobile Girls, and Pecola because these blacks in her story wrongly place their anger on themselves, their own race, their family, or even God, instead of being angry at those they should have been angry at: whites. Pecola Breedlove suffered the...
  • The Bluest Eyes 2
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    The novel The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison, tells the sordid story of Pecola Breedlove, a young colored girl, as she struggles to attain beauty, and desperately praying for blue eyes. Brought up as a poor unwanted girl in a world filled with racism, sexuality, and hostility, Pecola desires the acceptance and love of society. The image of Shirley Temple beauty surrounds her. In her mind, if she were to be beautiful with blue eyes, people would finally love and accept her. The idea that blue eyes...
  • Toni Morrison S The Bluest Eye
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    Black Beauty and The Ugly Duckling Some people will argue with you that there is always an ugly duckling somewhere in a family. I see it different, I see these people as unique. In Toni Morrison's book, The Bluest Eye there is the issue of being beautiful and ugly. In this essay I will discuss how Toni Morrison book The Bluest Eye initiates that during 1941 white was beautiful and black was ugly in the surrounding of two families. The issue of beauty versus ugliness is portraying through out thi...
  • Observer Review Pandora By Jilly Cooper
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    Laughing all the way to the bonkPandoraJilly Cooper Bantam Press 17. 99, pp 558 It would be fruitless to summarise the plot of Pandora, Jilly Cooper's new novel, for the book is too long and the story too silly. It is, however, possible to offer a paradigm plot for all of Cooper's novels which fits Pandora snugly. It goes something like this: driven by desire, The Archetypal Shit (who has 'manganese-blue eyes') couples with The Beautiful Young Thing (who has 'eyes like huge green traffic lights'...
  • A Search For Identity The Bluest Eyes
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    A Search For A Self Finding a self-identity is often a sign of maturing and growing up. This becomes the main issue in Toni Morrison s novel The Bluest Eyes. Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, and Pauline Breedlove are such characters that search for their identity through others that has influenced them and by the lifestyles that they have. First, Pecola Breedlove struggles to get accepted into society due to the beauty factor that the norm has. Cholly Breedlove, her father, is a drunk who ha...
  • The Bluest Eye 2 2
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    The major characters in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison were Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, Claudia MacTeer, and Frieda MacTeer. Pecola Breedlove is an eleven-year-old black girl around whom the story revolves. Her innermost desire is to have the "bluest' eyes so that others will view her as pretty in the end that desire is what finishes her, she believes that God gives her blue eyes causing her insanity. She doesn't have many friends other than Claudia and Frieda. Throughout the book we se...
  • Bluest Eye Toni Morissonsbluest
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    Toni Morisson's novel The Bluest Eye is about the life of the Breedlove family who resides in Lorain, Ohio, in the late 1930 s. This family consists of the mother Pauline, the father C holly, the son Sammy, and the daughter Pecola. The novel's focal point is the daughter, an eleven-year-old Black girl who is trying to conquer a bout with self-hatred. Everyday she encounters racism, not just from white people, but mostly from her own race. In their eyes she is much too dark, and the darkness of ...