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In the book the Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison redefines American History and the place of Afro-American culture within it. She reveals the microcosm of that of Afro-American cultures, to the Macrocosm of all that of societies cultures. She reveals the definition of beauty and the societal prejudices that are prevalent today.
It is evident throughout the book that beauty is one of the major themes that is prevalent. Morrison is revealing what stereotypic look society portrays as beautiful. The idealistic views on what beautiful is when there is no such thing as only certain people being beautiful; the ones with blue eyes and blond hair. Pecola continues to struggle with how she looks on the outside because she is broken down inside. Because her pride is all stepped over, she feels worthless and inferior. Pecola believes once she accumulates those blue eyes, she can be accepted by society and loved just like Shirley Temple. Morrison uses Pecola as a character that wants blue e...
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