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Overview

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Author

Toni Morrison

Year Published

1970

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama

Perspective and Narrator

Some chapters of The Bluest Eye are told through first-person narration by the character of Claudia. Other chapters, such as those that focus on the Breedlove family, feature an omniscient third-person narrator.

Tense

The Bluest Eye is written in both the present tense and the past tense.

About the Title

Pecola, one of the African American main characters, longs to have "the bluest" blue eyes because she believes her life will be better if she has the blue eyes of a little white girl.

Summary

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