Movie Analysis : ' The Bluest Eye And Sula ' Essay

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On April 23, Beyonce and Warsan Shire debuted an empowering visual album titled Lemonade in an HBO special dedicated to Black women. It depicted the journey of self-knowledge and healing through stages over a period of time; in the following order intuition, denial, anger, apathy, emptiness, loss, accountability, reformation, forgiveness,resurrection, hope, and redemption. Within each segment lies a woman dealing with her internal demons, societal pressure set against her, her relationship to those close to her, and the connection that she has to the world around her. All the while using haunting imagery to emphasize the power of her story that connects her to the past, present, and future through the art of cinematography, music and poetry. Storytelling is the core foundation of Lemonade and in the eyes of Toni Morrison, it is how a person establishes their identity. The power of having an identity can bring forth a sense of pride or shame which is demonstrated in her early novels, The Bluest Eye and Sula. Both books dealt with heavy themes revolving around the effects of construction and deconstruction, whether by force or will, in terms of finding one’s identity or role in society. By shining a light within an isolated Black community, which eliminated the distraction of the white gaze, to focus on several detrimental concepts that only impact Black People. She uses these themes and concepts to commentate on the power of community, gender roles, sexual identity,…

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