Analysis Of The Bluest Eye
race. You can’t walk around in this world without someone of another color looking at you twice or them referring to you as ‘ghetto’ and ‘ugly.’ Your inner conscience will make you believe that other people’s thoughts of African Americans are true, but your heart should believe otherwise. Black is beautiful, strong, and intelligent. Although African Americans have won the rights to be treated equal they still struggle day to day to have their respect earned by others.
The Bluest Eye takes us back to the early 1900s where segregation, violence, and riots were very prominent. There was several African American civil rights activist like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Madam C.J. Walker, W.E.B Du Bois, and more. These activist fought for African Americans rights, but sadly never made it to watch that day come in 1964 when segregation in all states became illegal. Yes, segregation is illegal and has been for over fifty years, but that still didn’t change the way people looked, treated, or thought of us. The Bluest Eye was nothing but the truth about how African American women were treated back then, and the novel was able to present three important themes: appearance, race, and femininity.
Any female cannot deny that there has been a time in their life where they have been insecure about their appearance. Maybe it was their hair, maybe it was their outfit, or maybe it was their skin color. It is never a good feeling to walk out of your home and not feel proud about yourself, but…