Morrison And Pecola In The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

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Pecola was an Eleven year old black girl who feels as if being white is the true meaning of beauty to society and to herself. The Title of this Novel is ‘The Bluest Eye’ written by Toni Morrison in the African American Literature, The novel's focus, however, was on a young girl named Pecola Breedlove. And Pecola, as we are told in Chapter 11,will be raped by her father around the novel's end. The beginning states the story so that the reader can know about Pecola's story ending tragic. The Breedloves were unhappy, and poor. Their story had seemed in many ways to be settled, as they were often the victims of events of which they have no control over. Their situation was a huge contrast to the MacTeers, who were of the slender means but had…show more content…
She wanted to be beautiful, And though America had already set the standards for being beautiful a woman that must have " blue eyes, blonde hair, and white skin" lead Pecola to nothing but insanity because just when society couldn’t accept an ugly little black girl neither could both she and those around her do so. Pecola wasn’t like the other children, she did not involve herself in any of the teasing, She was so used to all of the criticism she got because she is not only black but “ugly” too. And on Second thought, there was also Maureen Peal. Who Also is not white but light- skinned which lead to her being accepted by everyone like the black boys wouldn’t trip her, the white girls didn’t suck their teeth at her as they did to Pecola, the white boys would stone her,and the black girls would step aside for her whenever she wanted to use the sink. None of the treatment that Maureen had gotten from people was ever given to Pecola and this is part of what Pecola was explaining because of Maureen have lighter skin, she was seen as beautiful, she was given what Pecola wished she could have ever had and happiness...Happiness, Is what she wanted that so is the reason why She believed that being white could have given her,the Privilege of her having the slightest of Possibility to not having to go through what she has. She seen them Smiling and she wanted that, Pecola…show more content…
“It had occurred to Pecola some time ago that if her eyes...were different,that it is to say,beautiful,she herself would be different.” Voiced by Claudia MacTeer and she was showing how Pecola felt strongly towards the fact that the was she was physically seen was “ugly” and she didn’t accept her for any of it whether she or others criticized her over how she was and This connects really strongly towards my thesis on how Pecola felt as if she were only seen as an “ugly” little black girl to the society around her who believed being white was the only
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