Pecola breedlove

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  • 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

  • Is The Relationship Between Pecola's Ugliness And Self-Loathing

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    by Toni Morrison, the Breedlove family lives in an abandoned store in the small town of Lorain, Ohio. Everyone in the town believes that the Breedloves are ugly, and the Breedloves themselves wallow in self-loathing over their physical appearances. Pecola, the daughter and youngest child of the Breedloves, intensely yearns for blue eyes in the hope that they would make her beautiful, which would consequently make others respect her and treat her well. While the Breedloves’ self-contempt concerning

  • The Bluest Eye: How Society Took Pecola’s Innocence Essay

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    The immoral acts of society raped Pecola Breedlove, took her innocence, and left her to go insane. The Random House Dictionary defines “rape” as “an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation.” The Random House definition perfectly describes what happens to Pecola over the course of the novel. From Pecola’s standpoint, society rapes her repeatedly, by their judgmental attitudes towards everything that she is; she is “ugly,” she is poor, she is black. In Toni Morrison’s The

  • The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison Essay

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    forth identity issues, especially women. In The bluest Eye by Toni Morrison the main character is a young girl named Pecola Breedlove, growing up in Lorain, Ohio, after the great depression. Nine year old Claudia MacTeer and her ten year old sister Frieda are also main characters. The MacTeers take in Pecola, and the young girls build a relationship with one another. Pecola had a difficult life at home with her own family, and even at school she is teased. She is a loner not by choice, but because

  • From Suspension To Liberation

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    with few or no options, ‘suspended’ because she can’t do anything about her situation” (390). Pecola Breedlove throughout the duration of the novel finds herself the victim of judgment from society, but the victim of male power both mentally and physically.

  • 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

  • Morrison's Use Of Characters In The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

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    lives of the Breedlove and MacTeer families. Pecola Breedlove, who is exceptionally ugly, is raised by her perpetually inebriated father, Cholly, and habitually irritated mother, Pauline. Her parents are abusive physically and mentally to each other as well as Pecola. As a result, Pecola is a self-conscious girl who believes that white skin and blue eyes are the only way to be beautiful. Pecola moves in with the MacTeer family for a short while and befriends Freida and Claudia. When Pecola moves back

  • 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

  • Theme Of Self Identity In The Bluest Eyes

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    This becomes the main issue in novel The Bluest Eyes. Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, and Pauline Breedlove are the 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 dued to the beauty factor that the normal people have. Cholly Breedlove, her father, is a drunk who has problems that he takes out of Pecola sexually and Pauline physically. Pauline is Cholly’s wife

  • Perception Of Oneself Through The Eyes Of The White Culture

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    a young black girl, Pecola Breedlove, who searches for love and acceptance in a world that underrates people of her own race. Pecola hopelessly longs to possess the traditional American standards of feminine beauty—white skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes—as presented to her by the popular icons of the white culture. The Bluest Eye is portrayed as a powerful expression of Toni Morrison’s ethnic cultural feminism, impotence, and loss of positive self-image represented by Pecola who feels that blackness