• 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)...
  • The Bluest Eyes Cholly Breedlove
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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 has...
  • 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...
  • Family Relationships In Morrison's The Bluest Eye
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    The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Family Relationships The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, is a story about the life of a young black girl, Pecola Breedlove, who is growing up during post World War I. She prays for the bluest eyes, which will make her beautiful and in turn make her accepted by her family and peers. The major issue in the book, the idea of ugliness, was the belief that blackness was not valuable or beautiful. This view, handed down to them at birth, was a cultural hindrance to the bla...
  • 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...