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  • Pecola

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    troubled young black girl Pecola is insecure about the color of her skin, infatuated with lighter skin, blue eyes, and long yellow hair. Pecola grew up in a house as a victim of violence and molestation by her father Cholly Breedlove. Her mother Pauline is also insecure about her skin color. Pecola also had a brother Sammy, who also suffered insecurities and often ran away from home. The MacTeer sisters, Frieda and Claudia are friends of the troubled 11-year-old Pecola. They often tried to protect

  • Pecola Nakedness

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    Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye begins by thrusting the reader into the cold embrace of human suffrage in the form of Pecola Breedlove, thus dramatically detailing what her life is like whilst launched before the public limelight. The sensation of nakedness is the perception of which Morrison elaborates upon as Pecola is displaced of solitude and all of her human faculties are stored into a cube for the world to refract its scornful eyes against. Furthermore, Morrison delineates Pecola’s suffering

  • Pecola Identity

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    person mad. Pecola in "The Bluest Eye" by Toni Morrison, has an identity crisis. She strives to have blue eyes. In a world where black, usually brown-eyed people are seen as a lesser being than the blue-eyed blonde, white, counterparts, Pecola is at a disadvantage. Not only within society but with her family and school life. Pecola has to deal with a violent, loveless home, living with her rapist father. Then she has to go to a school where she is constantly abused and mistreated. Pecola sees blue

  • Pecola Thesis

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    growing up, fear of other people, fear of life into her daughter” (129). This is why Pecola seems to be clueless about what beauty means to her other than having the blue eye desperately. None of the parental figure are inspirational to her. Cholly, father of Pecola makes her more traumatizing. Because of his disoriented, undignified past, he rapes her own daughter. Perhaps, Cholly would not have done it if he hadn’t had to go through his gruesome haunting past. He is abused inhumanly by white

  • Research Paper On Pecola

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    Pecola is a little black ugly girl as Morrison states in the book The Bluest Eye. In Pecola’s society she’s surrounded by a ridiculous amount of racism and sadness. If the people weren’t light skinned they were automatically known to have a miserable life or be unhappy. This perspective in her society caused her to believe that the only way she will ever be beautiful if she were white and had blue eyes like them. Pecola seeked happiness and peace within herself, but with all that negativity suffocating

  • Pecola Chapter 3 Analysis

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    Initially, as I read this quote, I began to sympathize with Pecola and the plight she faces as an African American female. This is the first time in the novel we are exposed to the desire Pecola vehemently prays for daily, this desire being blue eyes. The reason I sympathized for the girl beyond the fact that attaining blue eyes for her would be impossible, is because she blames her blue-lacking eye color, or her ugliness as she classifies it as, as a way to justify everything that has gone wrong

  • Character Analysis Of Pecola Breedlove

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    Pecola Breedlove is a young girl growing up black and poor in the early 1940s. She is repeatedly called "ugly" by nearly everyone in her life, from the mean kids at school to her own mother. This constant criticism, the relentless bullying she gets at school, and her rough family life (her parents are always fighting, both verbally and physically) lead Pecola to seek escape from her misery by fantasizing about becoming more beautiful. Pecola begins to believe that if she could just achieve physical

  • Summary Of The Bluest Eye By Pecola

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    Pecola on the Outside In his essay “When Home Fails to Nurture the Self: Tragedy of Being Homeless at Home”, Leester Thomas argues that, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, is split into four sections; the first section Thomas titles “Outdoors: The Meaning of Such Wretchedness” (53), which is followed by “The First Eviction: Rejection of Self by Mainstream Society” (53), “ The Second Eviction: Rejection of Self by the Black Community” (54) and lastly, “The Final Eviction Notice: Rejection of self by

  • Cholelly Rapes Pecola Essay

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    Cholly rapes Pecola in an attempt to understand his feelings, which stem from his youth. He grows up with no mother or father and as a result “he could not even comprehend what [a parent-child] relationship should be” (160). Cholly even fails to understand the role of a child in and of itself. “The aspect of marriage that…rendered him totally disfunctional was the appearance of children” (160). The absence of family relations in Cholly’s youth leaves him with a lack of knowledge on how those

  • Similarities Between The Bluest Eye And Pecola

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    White and Blue-Eyed: Pecola’s idea of beauty. Pecola: Black and brown eyes. Attractive and masculine: Oscar’s idea of beauty. Oscar: Not “attractive” and meek. The one thing in common between these two: it is physically impossible for them to fit into their idea of beauty. Pecola from The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and Oscar from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junoz Diaz are both entertained with the idea of race and beauty standards presented to individuals at a young age. Both experience