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Unformatted text preview: i. “some people can afford to spend on a toy what could feed a family for a year” ii. They are clearly outsiders in the store 2. Oppression of black women a. Mrs. Breedlove – Oppressed by her husband i. Beaten by cholly, she looks to life outside the home (her job) for happiness – is a martyr for her family and enjoys it b. Delia Jones – Also oppressed by her husband i. Sykes does things to purposely torment Delia like putting the snake in the house and blatantly cheats on delia also a martyr c. Both work for white families – Cleaning up after them i. Represents the idea that whiteness is ideal – Delia’s white laundry 3. Oppression via the white standard of beauty a. Pecola – Wants Blue eyes like little white girls b. Claudia – Everyone’s love of little white girls causes the opposite in her c. Geraldine – Standard of cleanliness keeps her from being passionate d. Delia – Cleans the white peoples laundry, because she is so black she is considered ugly...
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- Fall '08
- The Bluest Eye, White people, Delia Jones, 2. Oppression of black women a. Mrs. Breedlove