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

Document Type : Primary Research paper


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).


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.


Volume 12, Issue 3 - Serial Number 3
ICMMNT-2021 International Virtual Conference on Materials, Manufacturing and Nanotechnology, 30th June, 2021.
June 2021
Pages 2813-2816