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Bluest Eye Analysis 3/16/2006
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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is the story of three girls living during the depression in Lorane, Ohio. Frieda and Claudia are sisters whose family takes in a foster child named Pecola. The three girls discover that life is harsh and that the Dick and Jane model of life is far from the truth. This revelation hits Pecola the hardest when she is raped by her father, then beat when she tells her mother. Frieda and Claudia realize the harshness of life after Pecola’s baby is still born, It never occurred to either of us (Frieda and Claudia) that the earth itself might have been unyielding. We had dropped our seeds in our own little plot of black dirt just as Pecola’s father had dropped his seeds in his own plot of black dirt. Our innocence and faith were no more productive than his lust or despair.” Toni Morrison utilizes one of the three hallmarks of modern writing, multiple perspectives. This is seen through Claudia’s (adult and child) eyes, through Pauline, and through Soaphead Church’s point of view. In the beginning of the novel the Dick and Jane model of life is dictated to us the reader. Claudia and Frieda live in Lorain, Ohio during the depression. The girl’s parents struggle to provide enough for the family and are sharp and critical of the girls not very Dick and Jane like. Frieda’s family “adopts” a young girl named Pecola. Pecola’s father tried
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course HUMN 101 taught by Professor Gebhert during the Spring '08 term at Kettering.

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