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by Toni Morrison

The story of Pecola Breedlove profiles an eleven-year-old Black girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted
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ISBN: 0606069402
ISBN13: 978-0606069403
Category: Literature
Subcategory: United States
Author: Toni Morrison
Language: English
Publisher: Demco Media (September 1, 1994)
ePUB size: 1654 kb
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Rating: 4.8
Votes: 851
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This is a MUST read. This book is dark and powerful, poetic and real. All at once feeling like you want to run into the main character's vulnerable pain but wanting to look away at the same time. Morrison's command of writing is perfection. Absolute perfection. The forward is also very helpful to read to give context to when she wrote it, her approach and what she may have wanted to change. Wonderful to read an artist's self-reflection. If you're a white woman looking to learn more about black women and men's experiences of internalized and institutionalized racism and dismantle your privilege, this book is for you. Be prepared to cry and think hard.
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This book is really difficult to read if you're sensitive to themes of child sexual abuse, general child abuse, racism, and some animal abuse. Honestly, if you've been abused I wouldn't recommend it unless you have to read it for a class because it takes the perspective of the rapist during the rape scene which was really difficult for me to read personally.
HOWEVER, if you haven't experienced abuse, this is a really important book. It gives you an important and vastly underrepresented perspective on the ways systems built on racism and neglect fail children of color and allow for horrific things to happen to them, and the narration of the book is actually beautiful and very compelling. It is hard to read, it is difficult subject material, but push through it. It's a good and worthwhile book.
After rereading this book for the second time, it's amazing to me how relevant this work still is. Pecola Breedlove, One of two children born to Cholly and Pauline Breedlove, lives a very depressing life. Her Father is alcoholic who is incapable of showing anything but hatred towards women, and her Mother Pauline.....with so many dreams deferred, only finds solace when she is at work as a housekeeper. There she can pretend that the beautiful home and everything in it, including the white child of her dreams is hers. Pecola and her brother Sam know nothing of love and comfort. To top all of this off, they are considered ugly and outcast among their community. For the breedlove children, coming in at the bottom of the totem pole from school to home is normal. Pecola thinks that blue eyes will make all of her hardships and lack of beauty disappear. So she sets out on a journey to get the Bluest eyes she can find. This book chronicles so many issues....and it's definitely not for the faint of heart. It's not my favorite book by Toni Morrison but it is a must read nonetheless.
I bought this book for my english literature class. The Thema should be beauty. I think this is a big topic in the book but i would say the important thing is that you read a lot about racism. I think it is a little bit difficult to read because we have about three black child main characters and then in two different chapters we learn about the background from the parents of one black girl. The perspective in the chapters jump between this main characters and sometimes the chapters change between future and present. So this makes it a little bit difficult, so I wouldn't recommend the book to not so good english readers. The plot is interesting and you can learn a lot about the different perspectives, but it is also a little bit cruel and we hear a lot about pedophile.
Toni Morrison's “The Bluest Eye” is a unique novel that is not for the lighthearted. It describes in great detail, the life of an African American child raised in tough circumstances. During a time period of depression, the protagonist is often found in the worst situations. Men are often portrayed as dirty predators, while women are portrayed more as sexual objects. Throughout the book lies a dark tone of hatred towards the protagonist and rarely shows any hope for the her. As more of the protagonist’s and her family’s past is revealed, the darker the story gets. Through the young girl she portrays the issues of self confidence when influenced by society's norms. She makes a statement that we favor society’s opinion too much, always idolizing the covergirl look. The book points out that girls chase beauty standards to a point that is volatile. The focus on beauty goes hand in hand with how women are portrayed for the time era. Morrison also attempts to display how men and women change and develop through the book’s large character set that has many opposing values.While the novel may be slow and confusing in the first chapters, the book hooks the reader with story that grabs your heart. The story is a huge tear jerker. I recommend this book to those who can enjoy a depressing book. This book is also touches on sensitive subjects, contains explicit scenes, and has very crude language, so this book is for a more mature audience.