Synopsis on the Status of Women

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Synopsis on the Status of Women

By | March 2013
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SYNOPSIS
The status of women in Toni Morrison’s the bluest eye

By
Priyanka Bahl
Delhi

Under the Guidance of :
Mrs. Aneela Malhotra

Place of Work
BHARATI VIDYAPEETH
DEEMED UNIVERSITY, PUNE, INDIA.
2013
Introduction:
Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye (1970), Critical
Recognition and praise for Toni Morrison grew with each novel. The Bluest Eye published in
1970, tells the tragic story of Pecola Breedlove, a young Black girl growing up in Morrison's
Hometown of Lorain, Ohio, after the Great Depression. Due To its unflinching portrayal of
Incest, prostitution, domestic violence, child molestation, and Racism, there have been
Numerous attempts to ban the book from libraries and schools across The United States,
some of them successful.

statement of the problem:
In the The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison writes that the novel came out of a childhood conversation
she could never forget. She remembers a young black girl she knew who wanted blue eyes, and
how, like Claudia MacTeer in the novel, this confession made her really angry. Surrounded by
the Black Is Beautiful movement of late 1960s African-American culture, Morrison decided to
write a novel about how internalized racism affects young black girls in a range of ways – some
petty and minute, some tragic and overwhelming. she focuses on the damage that the black
women characters suffer through the construction of femininity in a racialised society.

Significance of the Study:
Women do not have the same position as men, though much progress has been made in the
society to bring women to a stage where they have equal rights, equal pay, equal independence
but still it is not achieved. Though it may seem that women have a great deal of freedom and
independence, the overall condition of women in the world of today is not as it should be. Still
the bird flies with...