The Importance Of Physical Appearance In Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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Numerous American 's today are not fulfilled by their physical appearance. They don 't feel that they are as beautiful as the women on TV and magazines. The media is mentally brainwashing American females that they are not thin enough, or have blonde hair and blue eyes. This causes women to have hatred against the perfect ideal females. In Toni Morrison 's novel The Bluest Eye two of her fundamental characters, Claudia and Pecola show hate toward others, and themselves since they are not as beautiful as the superior females. “It had begun with Christmas and the gift of dolls. The big, the special, the loving gift was always a big, blue-eyed Baby Doll. From the clucking sounds of adults I knew that the doll represented what they thought was …show more content…
He seem to be sent on the wild chases, in hospitals, abuse, and mistaken for a two faced pimp. The doll scene in Invisible Man is the symbol of African American’s effort to request fairness and being around in an all white environment. The doll, unlike in The Bluest Eye, is a Sambo doll. The doll is insulting and damaging the individuality of African Americans. Racism is current in the world and the doll appears by not being demolished. In the novel Invisible Man is seen escaping and is forced to burn the things that help structured what he is to find a way out. When he’s burning the doll, it states “The next to go was Clifton’s doll, but it burned so stubbornly that I reached inside the case for something else” (Ellison, 568). The clarification of this is powerful and mentions that racism is always around to affect somebody in one way or another. When the narrator meets Clifton discovers him selling Sambo Dolls, the scene upsets him. “It happened so fast that in a second only I and an old lady in a blue polka-dot dress were left. She looked at me then back to the walk, smiling. I saw one of the dolls. She was still smiling and I raised my foot to crush it, hearing her cry, “Oh no!” (Ellison, 434). When not having the doll stepped on or demolished shows, this shows the importance that shameful behavior will always be

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