The Novel Essay

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Professor Askassi ENGL 102 Section 021 09 March 2010 People can never give women credit when credit is due: Women are express to be strong or bold In the Bluest Eye. A woman is defined as a female human. Sometimes in the society, people think women are weak or can not do the thing men can do. Women’s can do just as much as a male. In the novel, The Bluest Eye, women are considered strong and bold. The purpose of this essay is to examine The Bluest Eye through womanist theory in regards to the characters Mrs. Breedlove, Mrs. Macteer, and Pecola. Alica Walker’s “Womanist Theory” defined as a womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender. A woman loves dance, the moon, the Spirits, food, roundness, struggles, the Folk, herself and regardless. Basically, a woman shouldn’t just love and care about herself but also, her children as well. Also, a women who loves other women, sexually or non-sexually. Appreciates and prefers women’s culture, woman’s emotional flexibility and women’s strength. Alice, also; express that sometimes a women love individual men sexually and non-sexually. For example, “Mama, I’m walking to Canada and I’m taking you and a bunch of other slaves with me”: reply; “It wouldn’t be the first time.” This statement express that women are very strong and bold. One of the main characters in the novel is Mrs. Breedlove. Mrs. Breedlove accepted many things throughout the novel. She had many good and bad situations throughout the entire story. During the story, she is characterize as strong, sometimes she weak and very bold. When Mrs. Breedlove fought her husband Cholly back even though she provoked the fight is an example of her being strong. The fight was very tragic; they fought each other with no love towards each other. You would have thought Cholly was fighting another man, the way he punch and slammed Mrs. Breelove. But Mrs. Breedlove never

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