The Crippling effect of Poverty on the Black: A study on Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 Part – time Ph.D. Research Scholar, Reg. No. 17221194011002, Research Department of English, Sadakathullah Appa College, Tirunelveli – 627 011. (Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli).

2 Research Supervisor, Assistant Professor, PG Department of English, Government Arts and Science College, Kovilpatti-628501 (Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli).

Abstract

The novel The Bluest Eye is partially based on Morrison’s life where she writes about the helplessness of a girl to racial discrimination. It also discusses the Black Americans versus the White Americans and their culture, femininity and beauty which affected Pecola’s perception of beauty. Pecolas is purely a victim of cruelty and is seen as an image of ugliness.

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