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| |Plot and Setting |Themes |Writer’s Choices |Symbolism |Characters |Literary tradition/genre | |The Bluest Eye|African-American black girls from |Racism, perception, |Fragmented narrative, |Stove, sofa, black thread, |Pecola Claudia, |Published in the midst of the Civil Rights movement in 1970, The Bluest | |Toni Morrison |unloving families suffer the most. |power, beauty, |(multiple perspective), |colour, pie, |Frieda, Cholly, |Eye did not see immediate success. Morrison states in the novel’s | | | |femininity, love, sex, |third-person omniscient |Nature/flowers/weeds, cat, |Pauline, Junior, |afterword: “With very few exceptions, the initial publication of The | | |Lorain, Ohio, in the 1940s where |loneliness, perversion, |narration and first person, 4|buildings, rooms, Shirley |Geraldine, Soaphead |Bluest Eye was like Pecola’s life: dismissed, trivialized, misread”. Her | | |Morrison grew up |violation, whiteness, |seasons, Dick & Jane primer, |Temple, milk, blue eyes, dirt, |Church, Mr & Mrs |narrative ‘effort is to be like something that has been probably only | | | |blackness, |colloquialism |rape, madness |MacTeer, Aunt Jimmy |been fully expressed perhaps in music…’ The catharsis and the | | | |internalisation, | | | |transmission of cultural knowledge and values that have always been | | | |identity, madness | | | |central to the blues from the thematic and rhetorical underpinnings of | | | | | | | |The Bluest Eye. The narrative’s structure follows a pattern common to | | | | | | | |traditional blues lyrics: a movement from an initial emphasis on loss to | | | | | | | |a concluding suggestion of resolution of grief through motion . . . The | | | | | | | |blues lyrics that punctuate the narrative at critical points suggest a | | | | | | | |system of folk knowledge and values that is crucial to a young black | | | | | | | |woman’s survival in the 30s and 40s. This supports Claudia’s cathartic | | | | | | | |role as storyteller. | |Half of Man is|Chinese government sends political |Power, perversion, |First person, |The prison camp, the bees, the |Zhang Yonglin, Zhou |From the standpoint of the...
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