In The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison strongly ties the contents of her novel to its structure and style through the presentation of chapter titles, dialogue, and the use of changing narrators. These structural assets highlight details and themes of the novel while eliciting strong responses and interpretations from readers. The structure of the novel also allows for creative and powerful presentations of information. Morrison is clever in her style, forcing readers to think deeply about the novel’s heavy content without using the structure to allow for vagueness.
Toni Morrison introduces us to Claudia, a young African American girl, in her book The Bluest Eye. Claudia displays a mature voice—showing awareness of her environment’s social constructions and how the people around her interact with them. Claudia is gifted a doll for Christmas. Morrison uses this doll to symbolize the standard of beauty that Claudia is growing up with—blue eyes and blond hair. Right away the doll causes Claudia distress and confusion, not understanding why she was given the doll. Claudia’s responses to the doll display her viewpoint of society’s standard. She ends up “dismembering” the doll, stating that her initial intention was to “discover the dearness, to find the beauty, the desirability” of the doll (Morrison 20). However,
In the novel The Bluest Eye Pecola is involved in a quest – for love and identity and Morrison depicts the world in the novel from a child’s point of view. The story of the eleven-year-old Pecola, the tragic female protagonist of The Bluest Eye, stemmed out of Morrison’s memory of a girlhood friend who as well craved for ‘blue eyes’. Morrison had written of the little Black girl whom she knew :
a.) ANSWER: The emotional responses that the artist seeks to arouse in their intended audience are pride and lust. The reason I think that is because every young man wants to defend a woman in some point in their life. They want to be the woman’s night and shining armor; the young men want to save their ladies.
Your first thought is the love between the couple is toxic and lethal yet, he cannot resist his partner. But, really it is a reference to Cocaine. Cocaine is given a female voice. He uses personification by bringing the drug to life, where it can communicate with him and become part of his life. He knows that this “girl” meaning, Cocaine is going to be the death of him. While in use of Cocaine he gets numb. “But at least we’ll both be beautiful and stay forever young/ This I know, (yeah) this I know” (3-4). You say again, that he is singing about how the love is so very satisfying. But he is actually meaning that his desire for this young and beautiful woman makes him feel good. He feels as if he is invincible when he has her. Even though he seems to be aware of the consequences that come with feeling young and beautiful; with the use of Cocaine. “She told me, ‘Don’t worry about it.’/ She told me, ‘Don’t worry no more.’/ We both knew we can’t go without it/ She told me you’ll
Throughout history, beauty standards have been enforced on females. They are taught what the ideal beauty is by the media and current culture of that time. Society creates certain expectations that require women to look a certain way to be beautiful and if not they are considered ugly. They change their appearances in order to conform to the established beauty standard and often lose a part of their identity in the process. In Toni Morrison’s novel, The Bluest Eye, she captures the struggle young girls and women face to meet the expectations that popular culture has on the ideal beauty in the early 1940s.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze the song “Hey There Delilah” by the Plain White T’s. This paper will identify the message and tone of the song, as well as the artist’s appeal to the audience by analyzing the organization of the song, and the specific rhetorical strategies the artist used to connect to the audience. The song’s organization, style, figurative language, and hyperboles in the lyrics will also be analyzed to connect the artist’s intention back to the audience. In this song, the artist’s main point and thesis, is that he is head over heels in love with a girl named Delilah. He wants to tell the world, and Delilah herself, how much he loves her, and how their love conquers the distance between them.
The article “The Sexual Politics of the Dinner Party” talks about the symbolic history of woman in Western civilization. “Female body is that which must remain outside the realm of high art.” A woman is always seemed as a sex object no matter what culture you are from. This quote to me means that woman are more than just a body. Woman have been belittled for centuries. This dinner party is all about stopping that, and embracing the beautiful and unique piece of art that a woman is.
She takes in every word he says and joylessly laughs and smiles over every remark. The author uses gustatory imagery when saying she “drinks” in his words with “eager lips” as if she can taste every word. Red is the color of passion and lust, which is exactly the color she “paints her mouth”. The reader not only gets an image of a couple all dressed up with nowhere to go, but the author’s metaphor compares her to an actual painting. Like art the value of the woman has been based off objective beauty and not substance. Both her and her lover know their parts. He, like an actor to an audience “rehearse his loves to her” She in turn, pretends to be amused. She has fooled him into thinking that her take on life is light hearted, joyful, and not at all morbid. She knows that simulating happiness is much more appealing. She wishes that she could articulate her “staring eyes of nights,” but her and this man are not close enough for that. The man shares imagery of “fresh adventures” while she must conceal her inner thoughts. She envy’s his ability to travel alone. She longs to share these experiences rather than hear about them second hand. Possibly to stimulate arousal, he tells tales of other lovers along his travels. Her fake reaction of approval pleases him. She mustn’t say how it hurts to be compared to them. She meets the standard of a good girl- always
Throughout Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, many characters, including Soaphead Church and Geraldine, use Pecola Breedlove to make themselves feel better. Using Pecola as a scapegoat, the other characters justify their shortcomings by comparing themselves to her. When they think about Pecola, the other characters in the book feel superior and thus boost their egos.
The context of this song develops a strong social, historical and cultural environment of this song and background of what was going for people to understand and appreciate about what Lady GaGa is trying to inform others about. The social environment of the song is that people keep rejecting and bulling others for their gender or sexuality as well as the historical environment of the song is that people’s colour or religion has been used against them and they have been put into slavery and low positions in the world. Finally the cultural environment of the song is people and colours, marriage and gender. The background of the song is people have rejected people though out time who want to marry the same gender as them and slavery cause by people colour which was what happened to cause Born This Way to be written. This message is still relevant at the moment as people are still being effect by it but people are
At the beginning of the story, Maupassant wrote : “ They had very moderate means, and were honorable, gentle, and quite.” In the third paragraph, he also used some beautiful words to describe how perfect the girl is: “ The young girl was a perfect type of the virtuous woman in whose hands every sensible young man dreams of one day intrusting his happiness. Her simple beauty had the charm of angelic modesty, and the imperceptible smile which constantly hovered about the lips seemed to be the reflection of a pure and lovely soul.” After being “Madame Lantin”, she had shown her ability to make a living with her husband’s small salary, even “seemed to live in luxury”, these parts of descriptions are the direct descriptions of Madame Lantin, in order to told us she was not only a beautiful woman but also a virtuous wife. The sweet marriage between Monsieur Lantin and his wife was not true. She was not as pure as she pretended. She betrayed her husband. The irony is that it seems that Maupassant was praising Madame Lantin at first but in fact, his attitude to her is critical(Zhang Li,2014),that is also a theme of the story: the appearance of beauty is not always true
Analyzing the word, "beautiful" in this stanza, one should perceive that she is not actually singing about the outside of her, but what she consists of emotionally and mentally on the inside. She reveals that her thoughts and emotions are of worth and value and they are of her opinion. They are consumed through her, and no one else and if anyone disagrees, she does not take that into affect. Her diction is actually pretty precise. To quote a famous cliché, beauty is not skin deep. She explains that the beauty is the sentiment.
The man, too, exhibits naïveté when he mentions, “Her beauty made me glad.” His observation of the girl is very innocent in that he brings attention to things as he notices them, much like a child. “Her hair was thick with many a curl/ That clustered round her head./ She had a rustic, woodland air,/ And she was wildly clad:/ Her eyes were fair, and very fair;” he says. With the repeating of, “Very fair,” it is as if he took sudden a closer look