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  • Little Ugly Black Girl
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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...
  • Theme Of Pecola As A Victim
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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 experience...
  • Idea Of Pecola Being The Main Character
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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...
  • Pecola's 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 als...
  • Billie And Pecola's Search For Identity
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    A Good Man Is Hard To Find I believe that Flannery O Connor's short story A Good Man is Hard to Find is used as a tool to convert the unbelieving or unwilling to at least take a look at the old ways of Christian faith. O Conner, herself being a strong believer in Christianity, probably thought that writing this story will help make people who aren t really living by the Christian rules to seriously consider doing so. Flannery O'Connor was deeply concerned with the values and the direction of the...

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