Essay about The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

1042 Words Jun 16th, 2016 null Page
The novels “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, “Brown Girl, Brownstones” by Paule Marshall and “Citizen An American Lyric” by Claudia all are different books that tell different stories and written by different people, but one thing all 3 of these book share in common is a very old but important social issue which is Race and Racism. The way these authors use their topics as a subdivision of the theme or a social issue so that their main point becomes more clear and understandable is very interesting having that each of these authors have a different way of addressing the situation. Even though each of these novels are different I would like to focus on the social issue that each of these authors address in their book and how they use literature and language to address the bigger issues that are occurring in america which is race and racism. “The Bluest eye” by Toni Morrison is a novel that focuses on racialized beauty, she not only challenges the belief that beauty is found in whiteness but she also makes it pretty clear that it is all a social construct, which once again would be sending out the message that white is superior. Reading the novel you start to understand that beauty = to whitenes and so anything else that does not meet the standards is basically degraded just like Picola. Throughout the novel Morrison tries to challenge those standards, she makes us reevaluate our idea of what beauty really is, she points out the beauty of being black and…

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