The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison Essay

2078 Words Oct 18th, 2016 9 Pages
Superiority: Ground Work of Social Justice Barrier
Compare to 20th century, our society significantly demolished the barrier of social justice. In The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison accentuate the barriers of equal opportunity in our society in the 20th century by using the actual setting and background, which means she primarily focused on the of social justice specifically in the 20th century. After I finished the novel, I searched the definition of social justice on assorted websites, and my own definition of social justice is the sharing the equal amount of profit or freedom, and do not sacrifice one for one another, and people should treat equally without any prejudice based on gender, race, religion, and wealth, etc. Unfortunately, in The Bluest Eye readers cannot ascertain the social justice in the novel. Instead, Toni Morrison demanded to mention the barrier to social justice in our society and how arduous to overcome those barriers. Each of the characters observe disparate impediment, and each of the characters got various outcome in the end. In her novel, readers can identify the barriers to social justice, gender, class, race, and appearance, is created by us to feel the sense of superiority.
First of all, gender is a huge obstacle in this novel. There was a scene where young boys tried to harass Pecola after school, "It was their contempt for their own blackness that gave the first insult its teeth. They seemed to have taken all of their smoothly cultivated ignorance,…

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