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    The Bluest Eye is written by Toni Morrison, in 1970. This book aimed toward exposing the destructive idea that black skin, and black culture were inherently ugly. Also, it is about how black community hates itself simply for not being white. Morrison starts this novel with Dick and Jane text. Dick Jane text often represent basal reader. The Dick and Jane represented white wealth and white beauty. In this book, the Dick and Jane are representations of the development of the black lives. Also, this novel mostly concerned with the experience of African-American women: Pecola, Pauline, Claudia, and Frieda. The first, novel begins “Here is the house. It is green and white. It has a red door. It is very pretty. Here is the family. Mother, father,…

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    students. The writer uses a narrative to introduce the Dick and Jane series to the world. Martinez includes a line from the series, “Look, Jane, look! See Spot run!” because she wants to capture the audience’s attention (2). It makes me curious about the series, and makes me want to continue reading her essay. In 1940, 85 percent of elementary schools used the Dick and Jane series to teach children how to read (1). The series also taught children, how to help people (2). In the mid-1900’s, there…

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    But Morrison does not mean for the reader to think that the Dick-and-Jane world is better. It is largely because the black characters have internalized white Dick-and-Jane values that they are unhappy. In this way, the Dick and Jane narrative and the novel provide ironic explanation on each other. Claudia and her sister Frieda MacTeer live in Lorain,Ohio,with their parents. It is the end of the Great Depression, and the girls’ parents are more concerned with making ends meet than with lavishing…

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    Dick and Jane have helped many to learn to read since their stories were first published in 1930. Read with Dick and Jane: Go, Go, Go consists of three short stories each approximately two to three pages long. The Dick and Jane books utilize detailed colored illustrations to enhance meaning in the text. Using simplistic language, to provide the opportunity for beginning readers to read the books, these stories require illustrations to complete the story. The white characters Dick, Jane, Sally,…

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    The novel does not maintain stability with its narration because it becomes distorted with the madness that Pecola eventually is sucked into because of this ideal that she wants to become. First, in the beginning of the novel, the ideal of a perfect American white family is introduced through a reading of a elementary school book of a Mother, Father, and two siblings, Dick and Jane. Jane is whom Pecola wants to become. On page three, the paragraph is written out as a copy from a passage of one…

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    distinct. Fundamentally the central figure of love and discovering self-worth plays strongly in both novels in order for the protagonists’ to reflect their lives and move forward with control. Both harness the struggle of expectation and tradition to please friends and family, to be loved and to find it, and understand their own sense of self. The 1970 novel, “The Bluest Eye’ by Toni Morrison recognises the brutal conditions that black children faced during early 40’s Ohio. Morrison highlights…

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    Fun with Dick and Jane Fun with Dick and Jane, was an incredible movie which highlighted several factors which occurred in the United States during the Great Recession. The Great Recession occurred between 2007 and 2009; this event affected the lives of millions of Americans. Middle class families found themselves going from well paid jobs to having to file for foreclosure. The movie was able to emphasize certain aspects that occur during a harsh period such as the loss of jobs, retirement…

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    A not so really normal family discovers another method for paying the bills in the comic drama "Fun with Dick and Jane". Dick Harper (Jim Carrey) and his wife, Jane (Téa Leoni), would appear to have it made - Dick has a lucrative occupation, they live in a costly house in suburbia, they have two extravagance autos in the garage, and a maid, Blanca (Gloria Garayua), to help care for their child, Billy. Anyway, Dick and Jane's tall tale life accidents head-on into reality when the firm Dick lives…

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    the white middle class, which was typically illustrated in literature for pupils. According to Rosenberg, young black girls, as Morrison herself, had a problem to find their identity because of the lack of portraits of Afro-American characters and their real life. The school children were getting a glimpse of a distant Anglo-Saxon´s middle class life that was so perfect and hostile towards them at the same time. It seems that this basic-school reader could symbolize the clash of the perception…

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    Quest for self Morrison begins the novel with reference to the "Dick and Jane" reading primer. As the story-progresses, Morrison repeats the passage from the primer, first without punctuation, then without spacing between the words. This shows that while the words remain the same in the passage, there are missing elements creating a dysfunction of sorts. This example carries over to the main text. The reader finds a family; mother, father, sister and brother, but key elements are missing. Father…

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