• 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...
  • Toni Morrison Bluest Eye
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    ... sprout, they will know that everything will be alright. However, as readers already know that "there were no marigolds in the fall of 1941" and nothing turn out right for Pecola. The next chapter is a deranged dialogue carried out between Pecola and herself in which she discusses her new blue eyes, questioning if they are "bluest eyes" in the world. We also discover that Cholly has raped his daughter more than once. Her madness, then, appears to be a defense against the pain of living her l...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pecola Family Pauline Breedloves
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    The Breedlove family has moved from the rural south to urban Lorain, Ohio, and the displacement, in addition to grinding work conditions and poverty, contributes to the family's dysfunction. Told from the perspectives of the adolescent sisters, Claudia and Frieda MacTeer, Morrison's narrative weaves its way through the four seasons and traces the daughter's (Pecola Breedlove) descent into madness. Through flashback and temporal shifts, Morrison provides readers with the context and history behin...
  • 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' ...
  • Main Character Pecola Cholly Story
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    THE BLUEST EYE The Bluest Eye is a complex book. Substance wise it is a disturbing yet relatively easy read, but Toni Morrison plays with the narrative structure in a way so that complexity is added to the hidden depth of the text. From the beginning to the end of the book, the author takes the reader through a series of point of views that take turns in narrating the story. But by the end of the book, the author leaves the reader unclear on who the actual main character of the book is. Pecola B...
  • Toni Morrison Bluest Eye
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    Outline The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison THESIS: In the novel The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison incorporates various techniques in The Bluest Eye, such as her use of metaphors, the ironic use of names and the visual images that she uses. I. Background information on Toni Morrison. Where she was born. B. Where she attend college. Why she changed her nameD. When she got married II. The Bluest Eye. Summary of The Bluest Eye. What is a theme? 1. The main theme of The Bluest Eye. C. What is a Plot? 1. W...
  • Cholly Breedlove Claudia Pecola
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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 which the story revolves. Her desire is to have the 'bluest' eyes so that others will see her as pretty in the end that desire is what finishes her, she believes that God gives her blue eyes causing her insanity. Pecola doesn't have many friends other than Claudia and Frieda. In the Story we see how Pecola ...
  • Claudia And Frieda Pecola Pauline Parents
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    Claudia and Frieda MacT eer live in Lorain, Ohio with their parents. Their lives are hard, but their parents provide a stern and loving household. To make money, their parents take in a boarder, Henry Washington. Soon after, another young girl, named Pecola, comes to live with the MacTeers after her father, Cholly, burned down her house. The three girls become friends. Pecola loves milk and Shirley Temple; it quickly becomes clear that she believes that all things Caucasian are beautiful. It al...
  • 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...
  • The Bluest Eyes Pecola Black Mother
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    The story of Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is very dramatic. Like a seed planted in bad soil and in a hostile condition, Pecola, a very young and innocent African American girl, does not have a chance to grow up normally like her peers. Her parents' personal history is shown to have played out in extreme measures in her life. Her father, abandoned since childhood, does not have a sense of fatherhood. Her mother is a product of hatred and ignorance. The Breedlove's all are c...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...