The Importance Of Setting And Imagery In Toni Morrison

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The setting and imagery are all based around hate,cruelty and irresponsibility of black people among themselves. These people feel no sort of compassion for Pecola’s plight, there is no love for the black baby in contrast to the love and care that is being bestowed on the “White baby dolls.” The writer Toni Morrison uses words like “the flared nose, kissing-thick lips, and the living, breathing silk of black skin,” to describe the baby, although the baby shares the same features with the same people who surround it without any form of pity or positive emotion for it and it’s mother. This shows that it is not the white community that destroys pecola but her parents and the black people around her.
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