Reflections from Seminary Students

Book Review–The Bluest Eye

May 18th, 2012 § 0 Comments

Toni Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye, centers around the complexity of race and how this determines beauty. ¬†While Morrison wrote the novel in the late 1960s, she was contemplating an encounter from her childhood. ¬†Morrison recounts in the preface that she was confounded as a child when her friend, another African-American girl, wanted to have blue eyes. ¬†Morrison, even as a girl, was disturbed that her friend could not see the beauty in her own natural features. ¬†Interestingly enough the only dark body with blue eyes in the novel is a cat who promptly, though accidentally, is killed after the main character Pecola sees the strange feline. » Read the rest of this entry «

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