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📒Black Identity In Toni Morrison S The Bluest Eye ✍ Patrick Ellrott
✏Black Identity in Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye Book Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2,3, University of Wuppertal, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this thesis is to show the destruction of identity in The Bluest Eye. In order to find out how far Toni Morrison digests her own experiences in her first piece of work, it is important to have a closer insight into her biography. First of all, I will provide the reader with some basic information about the author and genesis of the work in order to find out how far Toni Morrison dwells on her past. It is necessary to reflect on the underlying reasons why Toni Morrison started writing The Bluest Eye, as her motivation reveals the emotional attachment she has to her work. Hence, The Bluest Eye is introduced. The primer depicts the main aspects around the Bluest Eye and how it deals with identity formation and the tremendous problem with the context of beauty. Subsequently, I will give a definition of social identity to lay the foundation and back my argumentation. In this context, the concept of beauty plays a major role. I will illustrate the difficult situation of black people in a dominant white culture and how some black characters in The Bluest Eye are developed as a result of this. After that, I will present a sociological view of this problem and describe how Morrison’s characters developed their identities by classifying them into categories. In my conclusion, I will discuss the main character’s identities and highlight the differences between the MacTeers and the Breedloves.
📒Black Female Identity In Toni Morrison S The Bluest Eye And Terry Mcmillan S Mama ✍ Meshari Saleh Alanazi
✏Black Female Identity in Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye and Terry McMillan s Mama Book Summary : This dissertation focuses on the ways Morrison's The Bluest Eye and McMillan's Mama, present their African American female characters, taking into consideration the different time periods about which the authors write and whether those representations support or stand against common stereotypical images about African American women. In addition to the introduction and conclusion, this dissertation consists of four chapters exploring the Black female identities in the two examined works. Chapter two of this dissertation goes through the definitions of Feminism and "Radical Feminism," and highlights the reason behind the evolution of African American Feminism and Womanism. Chapter three examines the different portrayals of Black mothers in the two works and discusses how both authors show their characters of Black mothers as victims of the society who, at the same time, have other strong attributes; which leads this chapter to an interesting conclusion that the main mother characters in both works can be classified as powerful and powerless simultaneously. Chapter four explores the representation of African American girls in The Bluest Eye and Mama and analyzes their relationships to their parents and other siblings. This chapter finds out that these relationships are affected by the social norms of the community where the family lives, the financial status of the family, and the mother's strength. These factors also cause African American girls to take on adult responsibilities, in both novels, at early ages. Chapter five examines the relationships of African American women with men as well as those between women themselves. It finds out that male-female African American relationships in both novels are complex. In The Bluest Eye, Morrison represents African American women's relationships with men in various forms. However, no African American woman in The Bluest Eye gets involved in more than one relationship with a man while, on the contrary, McMillan's Mama shows the African American heroines as having multiple relationships with men. Moreover, this chapter finds out that the relationship between women is not presnted in The Bluest Eye as it is extensively shown in Mama where Mildred and her sister-in-law appear as more than friends.
📒The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison ✍ Harold Bloom
✏The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison Book Summary : A child's descent into madness was explored in Eye.
📒The Bluest Eye ✍ Toni Morrison
✏The Bluest Eye Book Summary : The Bluest Eye (1970) is the first novel written by Toni Morrison. It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove--a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others--who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment.
📒Race And Gender In Toni Morrison S The Bluest Eye ✍ Kathrin Rosenbaum
✏Race and Gender in Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye Book Summary : Examination Thesis from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Koblenz-Landau (Anglistik), language: English, abstract: Throughout history, the highly contested concepts of race and gender have adversely shaped the lives of millions of people. In the United States it is most notably Native Africans and African Americans who have been victimized on the grounds of their skin color. Women of African descent have suffered a double jeopardy due to the intersection of race and gender. For a great many of African Americans, men and women alike, literature has become an “important vehicle to represent the social context, to expose inequality, racism and social injustice.” In The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison explores the issue of African American female identity. The female Bildungsroman scrutinizes the problem of growing up black and female in a society which equates beauty with blue-eyed whiteness. Consumer goods, the media, adult approval and a dismissive attitude towards her mislead the protagonist Pecola Breedlove to internalize white beauty standards. With the story of Pecola, Morrison points out how the internalization leads to racial self-loathing and eventually to self-destruction. Nonetheless, the negative tone of The Bluest Eye is in part counteracted through Claudia MacTeer, whose narrative is juxtaposed to Pecola’s anti-Bildung and thus turns the novel into a double Bildungsroman with one girl “growing up” and the other one “growing down.” The following thesis will focus on the issues of race and gender in The Bluest Eye. The topic can be considered of particular relevance as it addresses a theme which remained unexamined until the 1970s, a theme which many have not wanted to know about and which others have been in denial about. Morrison, though, faces the truth about the intersection of race and gender by exploring in her novel how racism and sexism function, as well as the devastating consequences that can occur. Her debut further underlines that the search for culprits is complicated since the perpetrators in the crimes against Pecola are often victims themselves. [...]
📒Rewriting Black Identities ✍ Rebecca Hope Ferguson
✏Rewriting Black Identities Book Summary : Topics include: 'Complexity and Continuity'; 'Transition, Exclusion and Illusion'; 'The Use of an Eye'; 'Fragmentation and Reconstruction'; 'Shifting Foundations'; 'Living History'; and more.
✏Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming of Age Novels Book Summary : This interdisciplinary study examines the theme of consumption in Asian American literature, connection representations of cooking and eating with ethnic identity formation. Using four discrete modes of identification--historic pride, consumerism, mourning, and fusion--Jennifer Ho examines how Asian American adolescents challenge and revise their cultural legacies and experiment with alternative ethnic affiliations through their relationships to food.
📒Toni Morrison S Art A Humanistic Exploration Of The Bluest Eye And Beloved ✍ Sumedha Bhandari
✏Toni Morrison s Art A Humanistic Exploration of The Bluest Eye and Beloved Book Summary : Toni Morrison, the eighth American to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, is perhaps the most formally sophisticated novelist in the history of African-American literature. Astutely, she describes aspects of human lives and, unlike many other writers, reveals the hope and beauty that underlines the worlds ugliness. Her artistic excellence lies in achieving a perfect balance between black literature and writing abouth the universally truth. Although firmly grounded in the cultural heritage and social concerns of black Americans, her work transcends narrowly prescribed conceptions of ethnic literature, exhibiting universal mythical patterns and overtones. Her novels, thus, mourn on universal concerns. The endeavor in this study is to scrutinize the unspoken lexis of Toni Morrison’s works and to unveil the layers of humanistic concerns that provide denotations to her words. Earlier studies on this writer have concentrated on adjudging her as a writer addressing problems of black people. However, this book tries to extend this notion to encompass the problems of whole human community by assimilating blacks in the general drama of life. Before dyeing the strings of Morrison’s novels with the colour of humanist concerns, this book delineates the term ‘Humanism’ from which these humanistic concerns arise.
📒The Bluest Eye Downloadable Ap Teaching Unit ✍ Toni Morrison
✏The Bluest Eye Downloadable AP Teaching Unit Book Summary : Scoring a 5 on the AP Test Has Just Become Easier You no longer have to choose between teaching the work or teaching to the test. Prestwick House Advanced Placement Teaching Units allow you to do both. Because we wanted the Prestwick House AP Teaching Units to meet the rigorous demands of the Advanced Placement class, we wrote detailed study guides that focus on the types of literary knowledge your students will have to demonstrate on their AP exams.
📒Playing In The Dark ✍ Toni Morrison
✏Playing in the Dark Book Summary : Examines the effect of a racially divided society on ninteenth century American writings, and discusses works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain