Racialized Beauty

Toni Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. “In the novel, Morrison challenges Western standards of beauty and demonstrates that the concept of beauty is socially constructed. Morrison also recognises that if whiteness is used as a standard of beauty or anything else, then the value of blackness is diminished and this … Read more

Essay on Loss Of Innocence In The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison portrays the premature loss of innocence in her novel The Bluest Eye, by explaining encounters that little girls are faced with, like violence, sex, and the ideas of beauty. (what is the argument Morrison makes about those ideas? ) When one girl loses her innocence it causes a chain reaction that corrupt children’s … Read more

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye is a complex book. Substance wise it is a disturbing yet relatively easy read, but Toni Morrison plays with the narrative structure in a way so that complexity is added to the hidden depth of the text. From the beginning to the end of the book, the author takes the reader through … Read more