Bluest Eye Essay

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Ivan Panin once said, “ For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it,” meaning someone will see you, listen to you or someone will love you. I agree with the quote because the toughest part about life is deciding when to give up or to try harder. In The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison shows how Pecola, a poor black girl who believes she is ugly because she and her community base their ideals of beauty on "whiteness" giving up and not trying hard for her wish of the bluest eyes. Love is as good as you make it. The quote that relates to this is “Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, and stupid people love stupidly” (Pg.47, Morrison). This quote is significant because Cholly Pocola’s abusive father, an alcoholic man who rapes his daughter at the end of the novel which is the climax of the book. Cholly states that love relates to his personality that forces him to love in a violent way. Cholly isn’t a good person so his love ghastly bad. The quote “I thought about the baby that everyone wanted dead, and saw it very clearly. It was in a dark, wet place, its head covered with O's of wool, the black face holding, like nickels, two clean black eyes, the flared nose, kissing-thick lips, and the living, breathing silk of black skin. No synthetic yellow bangs suspended over marble-blue eyes, no pinched nose and bowline mouth. More strongly than my fondness for Pecola, I felt a need for someone to want the black baby to live - just to counteract the universal love of white baby dolls, Shirley Temples, and Maureen Peals."(Pg. 190, Morrison) relate to the literary element symbolism because the seeds of marigolds Claudia and Frieda decided that they would bury the money they

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