The Importance Of Education In The Bluest Eye By Toni Morrison

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“Without appropriate redress of childhood victimization, reality is denied” (Robison, 168). Pecola Breedlove is a fictional character who is all too relatable to survivors of similar experiences. Those experiences and actions prove to be problematic in the realm of education. However, where there is one opinion there is always bound to be another with strong refutations opposing the will of the other. Toni Morrison has produced a novel that hinges on harsh reality and unsubtle triggers that divide at the questions of educational value. The Bluest Eye due to its abusive nature should not be taught in high school classrooms. As, it displays extreme vulgarity, cases of abuse, and violence. The students may or may not relate to Pecola, however, the Morrison novel presents too many challenges to educate in the classroom.
The University Wire proposed that Morrison’s and others who write with similar vulgarity offer a unique human experience (University Wire). Therefore, the details of a young girl’s rape and verbal onslaught are of academic value and interest. The author of the article approves of the crass and ostentatious language of those in Pecola’s southern community, home, and her opposition. However, the languages presented prove problematic for teachers in the classroom and halt
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There may be belief in the ability to digest and analyze the content but it hinges on extreme moments. Although, it may be difficult to understand Morrison’s reasons and purposes for writing a novel it is still an excellent read. However, if it is to be read by students they must be aware of the impending amounts of extreme vulgarity, abuse, and violence. This essay isn’t to discourage the reading of The Bluest Eye but as a warning to teachers preparing it for the curriculum. The novel shouldn’t be taught or provided due to the challenges and explanations mentioned previously in high school

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