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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(6); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050616.

Same Color, Different Fates: On the Themes in The Bluest Eye


Yong Junying

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Yong Junying

North Sichuan Medical College, Nanchong, Sichuan, China


In her first novel The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison tells the tragic fate of a black girl named Pecola Breedlove. Simultaneously, the healthy life of the narrator, another black girl called Claudia, is also presented in the story. Though they are black-skinned, their fates are totally different. By exploring the causes, this paper aims to reveal the major themes embodied in this work: the white voice is inappropriate to dictate the contours of African-American life and it is their ethnic culture that can bring them a better future. 


The Bluest Eye, Themes, Self-identity, Ethnic Culture

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Yong Junying. Same Color, Different Fates: On the Themes in The Bluest Eye. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 6: 83-85. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050616.


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