Personal Appearance in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Essay
'The Bluest Eye' was Toni Morrison's first novel that takes place in the 1940's and is set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio. This story is about a young girl named Pecola Breedlove who is about 11 years old and would give anything to have the bluest eyes. "Pecola is a delicate, sensitive and abused child when the story begins, and by the time the story ends, she has been just about completely destroyed by violence, and pain."
At the beginning of the story, Pecola desires two things that form her emotional life. First, she wants to learn how to get people to …show more content…
Pecola Breedlove is a poor African American who is not pretty, according to kids at school. Pecola gets teased and harassed a lot because she is not as pretty as the other girls and Pecola comes from a very poor family. Therefore Pecola has to help out a lot at home and has not an easy life at all. Saying someone likes Pecola is an insult to other kids. This shows just how mean and cruel the other children are to her.
No one understands what Pecola has to go through on top of being ridiculed at school. She is physically and mentally abused at home. I know from personal experiences in my life, a lot of these things that Pecola is going though. When she sees her friends make fun of her she feels very badly. I don?t really understand why, but with everything that Pecola goes through she still would give any thing to be noticed.
A lot of people say that they have been teased but put your self in Pecola?s shoes and try to feel her pain. Pecola does not really have anyone that really cares for her and she has no friends but a sister. Her sister?s name is Frieda, and she is just a couple years older than Pecola. Frieda is more a nuisance then a help.
At about age eleven Pecola got her first period and her father found out. He began to see her