Character Analysis: The Bluest Eyes By Toni Morrison

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In the novel The Bluest Eyes by Toni Morrison the theme is appearance, the black characters in the novel have been taught their whole lives to trust that whiteness is the perfection of attractiveness. The characters in the story are constantly subjected to images of Caucasian people through books, candy, toys, and movies. In the beginning of the book we see the characters Pecola and Frieda rave over Shirley temple’s beauty, and later in the story we find out Mrs. Breedlove goes to the movies and adores the white actresses, dreaming and wishing she could be in their world. The affiliation between beauty and Caucasian people forces the ideas of beauty beyond the body’s exterior, making It evidence of one’s value and worth. Most of the characters …show more content…
The imaginary friend she develops conveys Pecola’s subconscious hunger for being welcomed, the endearment she needs, and a bond. The friend encourages Pecola that she in fact has blue eyes and they are the bluest eyes she’s ever seen. Nevertheless, because the make-believe friend expresses the latent or hidden side of Pecola it also expresses Pecola’s unsung doubts and terrors. At times we see the imaginary friend approach enmity and threaten to disclose unsatisfactory …show more content…
I’m certain that if people obsess over their appearance it can make them go insane, a small number of people have discovered body dysmorphic disorder or B.D.D, but nearly everyone has displayed the qualities of the disease in its most plain form. B.D.D is an enhanced concern with a specific chunk of their figure that they consider “less than perfect” something that they would like to upgrade and it’s something that they even try to conceal. Unlike usual appearance issues, B.D.D is marked by a high concentration with an imagined imperfection in appearance.
Body dysmorphic disorder is a body- image disorder distinguished by persistent and invasive obsessions with an imagined or small flaw in one’s mien (“Body Dysmorphic Disorder” 3). People who suffer from B.D.D obsess over their flaws for hours each day; they can’t control their negative thoughts. People with body dysmorphic disorder have an aversion for any chunk of their physique, while they often find fault with their hair, nose, chest, or

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