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  • Pecola And Pauline Breedlove
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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)...
  • Louis J R And Soaphead Church
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    The Effects of Racism During the 1940's Racism has been around for hundreds of years. One example of how racism against blacks was rampant during the 1940's is seen in Toni Morrison's novel, The Bluest Eye. Throughout the story the characters are victims of racism. Not only do these characters suffer from racism from mainstream White society, but also from their superior light-skinned African American people. Examples of the effects of racism on the examining the lives of Pecola, Louis J. r., an...
  • Cholly Breedlove The Father Of Pecola
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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...
  • Pecola And Her Mother
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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...
  • Cholly Breedlove And Pauline Breedlove
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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 we...
  • Cholly Breedlove
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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 i...
  • Pecola's Wish For Blue Eyes
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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...
  • Pecola's Interaction With The White Shopkeeper
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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...
  • Temporary Mother Figure In Pecola
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    Family Relationships In Morrison's "The Bluest Eye " Family Relationships In Morrison's "The Bluest Eye'? 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? black...

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