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Spirit of the Wolf lLl rings with such verity with such biting truth and reality With The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison cut open the existence of both internalized and externalized racism in America andaid it bare and exposed at our feet For that she deserves nothing but reverence and applause so she will always have that from meAnyone who s ever been in doubt of a color A Vineyard Christmas line in Black America should read this book Anyone who s ever uestioned But why can t I say those words when you say them all the time But why do you still believe that racism exists Why can t you just get over it the past is the past should read this book In fact just read this book anyway how about that Toni Morrison doesn t get the respect she deserves and has rightfully earned I think that part of this has to do with the unfortunate connotations people have regarding Oprah s Book Club and part of it stems from if not outright racism and misogyny than the racist and misogynist assumptions that Morrison is popular only because she is a nonwhite womaniberal guilt etc The
latter is false Toni Morrison has won the Pulitzer and the Nobel because is false Toni Morrison has won the Pulitzer and the Nobel because is an excellent authorNB Before I get jumped on by total strangers for making assumptions about Morrison s detractors these are actual comments about her books from comToni Morrison is the most overrated author in America it s only because of Oprah the most overrated personality in America that she is popularYou know I know blacks have had a hard time in this worldI m not naivebut there s a right and wrong way to tell us about your problems This book is an example of the wrong way To me it came off as preachy and heavy handedOnce again Toni Morrison puts an assortment of diatribes and racial angst into book form and masuerades it as Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose literature with a moral messageWhat is actually between the covers of the book is 150 pages of the gross aspects of sex and femine hygene That is not what makes brillant writingThe Bluest Eye does not celebrate the beauty of the black individual but instead simply and grotesuely trashes white characteristics ie blonde straight hairblue eyes So if aittle blonde haired blue eyed girl reads this book is she supposed to feel ashamed to have these characteristicsI think it s terrible that Oprah Winfrey would recommend a book as anti white as this It s not as bad as some black iterature that blames everything on white people but it s closeIt s foolish to assume that the thoughts and experiences of women and of nonwhite American citizens is not worthy of writing about and reviewers that slam the book as anti white completely miss the point of themes of cultural hegemony internalized hatred taboos in beauty and sexuality oppression etc And it s just darned azy to discount this book s beautiful use of multiple narratives and excellent turns of phrase Morrison s iterature often
*makes me angry *me angry depressed but not as angry and depressed as some of the reviews it gets Being a minority in both caste and class we moved about anyway on the hem of ife struggling to consolidate our weaknesses and hang on or to creep singly up into the major folds of the garment Our peripheral existence however was something we had Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) learned to deal with probably because it was abstract Toni Morrison The Bluest EyeI m rereading Morrison s books in chronological order in 2016 and I created a private group here on Goodrea 365 The Bluest Eye Toni MorrisonThe Bluest Eye is a novel written by Toni Morrison in 1970 Morrison a single mother of two sons wrote the novel while she taught at Howard University The novel is set in 1941 and centers around theife of a young African American girl named Pecola who grows up during the years following the Great Depression in Lorain Ohio Due to Pecola s harsh characteristics and dark skin she is consistently regarded as ugly As a result she develops an inferiority complex which fuels her desire for the blue eyes she euates with whiteness The point of view of the novel switches between the perspective of Claudia MacTeer the daughter of Pecola s foster parents and a third Just a few days ago I happened to have a conversation with someone uite a well read person too who said uite casually almost in an offhand manner how he found books written by women uninteresting On prodding him for the reason behind his disinterest he replied that books written by women just do not engage him I didn "t have the heart to ask him why a second timeAnd " have the heart to ask him why a second timeAnd it sat between us this knowledge of his disdain for women writers for some hitherto unknown reason Math Basics 6 like a breathing venom spitting invisible monster uietly killing our conversation thankfullyNo evasion Not even a half hearted attempt at rescuing an uncomfortable situation A wholly unabashed flat out declaration made with the confident self righteous air of a reader who knows what good reading should consist of and when it comes to that excludeIn retrospect when I dwell on the memory of this horrendous very real conversation I experience a crushing hopelessness It s not that particular guy I am mad at No He is only a minuscule part of the universal malady afflicting our collective psyche It is this spirited tolerance for continued ignorance and apathy that infuriates me so This tradition of belittling the female voice which speaks of personal sexual gratificationove marriage and childbirth of the tyranny of beauty that forces her. R eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond blue eyed children in America In the autumn of 1941 the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom Pecola's ife does change in painful devastating wa. ,
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To adhere desperately to some predetermined standard of physical perfection the right angle to her cheekbones the right slope to her nose the right The First Ghost lushness to her eyelashes the right curve to her hips the right skin color to match her hair and her eyes All of this is terribly uninteresting isn t it It was as though some mysterious all knowing master had given each one a cloak of ugliness to wear and they had each accepted it without uestion The master had said You are ugly people They hadooked about themselves saw nothing to contradict the statement saw in fact support for it eaning at them from every billboard every movie every glance Yes they had said You are right And they took the ugliness in their hands threw it as a mantle over them and went about the world with it So what if she is a Nobel aureate So what if she created the most haunting poignant and unforgettable elegy to the horrors that American slavery spawned So what if she has crafted an eleven year old ugly and unfortunate Pecola Breedlove with the utmost sincerity So what if she has made her ugly and unfortunate Pecola yearn for a shred of Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential love and dignity in vain till herast days So what if she has tried to shed some ight on the unloved the mercilessly trodden upon rejects of a community caught in the vicious trap of fatal self oathing So what if she has thought up a newer way to deconstruct the violence of a sexual crime by removing the convenient glamour of shame routinely heaped on the victim So what if she has tried to bestow humanity even on the ones beyond redemption So what if she has offered a window into a world where a million and one injustices compete for primacy every momentSuch trifling womanly subject matters do not mesh well with the reading tastes of a man After all the Doris Lessings and Elfriede Jelineks Nadine Gordimers and Alice Munros Zora Neale Hurstons and Zadie Smiths the Jhumpa Lahiris and the Banana Yoshimotos the Bront sisters and Virginia Woolfs writewrote books for only women to read and appreciate Women can t paint women can t write It hurts to know that the Charles Tansleys of the world are alive and well But thankfully we have the Toni Morrisons to restore some balance well i m experiencing severe bookface fatigue and wasn t gonna report on this until i read this cool as shit bookster s review checked out the reviews on for the bluest eye and Humanism listed some excerpts Toni Morrison is the most overrated author in America it s only because of Oprah the most overrated personality in America that she is popular You know I know blacks have had a hard time in this worldI m not naivebut there s a right and wrong way to tell us about your problems This book is an example of the wrong way To me it came off as preachy and heavy handed Once again Toni Morrison puts an assortment of diatribes and racial angst into book form and masuerades it asiterature with a moral message What is actually between the covers of the book is 150 pages of the gross aspects of sex and femine hygene That is not what makes brillant writing The Bluest Eye does not celebrate the beauty of the black individual but "INSTEAD SIMPLY AND GROTESUELY TRASHES WHITE CHARACTERISTICS IE BLONDE " simply and grotesuely trashes white characteristics ie blonde hairblue eyes So if a Smokin' Hot little blonde haired blue eyed girl reads this book is she supposed to feel ashamed to have these characteristics I think it s terrible that Oprah Winfrey would recommend a book as anti white as this It s not as bad as some blackiterature that blames everything on white people but it s close people are dicks yeah not too controversial genocide and war and rape and stalin and the crusades and inuisition and blah fucking blah yeah i know we also have amnesty international and the sistine chapel and mexican food and rosario dawson but you read the above and kinda wish that the fear and war mongerers are right and that iran would just nuke out the whole planet ahem anyway i m not here to answer the jackass prickfucks who find the bluest eye to be racist or anti white or a masuerade they re just idiots it s this whole oprah thing i mean these are the same kinds of fools who get very smug and happy attacking the Placing Memory literary canon while sucking off eually canonized outsiders such as hunter thompson thomas pynchon DFW etc writers i enjoy but have no illusion that they re any the outsider than is john updike in other words people who feel it s any different to deliberately swim against the stream as it is to swim with it so all you haters of oprah s bookclub a favor please just SHUT UP ALREADY or is it just so irritating that oprah puteo tolstoy on the nytimes best seller ist and faulkner and garcia maruez yeah that s some evil shit i mean getting hockey moms to read the road rather than some shit with fabio on the cover sorry hockey moms has gotta be up there with the alien and sedition act in terms of evils perpetrated on the good citizens of this country 455
Along with the idea of romantic ove she was introduced to another physical beauty Probably the most destructivewith the idea of romantic ove she was introduced to another physical beauty Probably the most destructive in the history of human thought Both originated in envy thrived in insecurity and ended in disillusion Toni Morrison The Bluest EyeI have several reading goals for 2019 get some big books off my Wan Here is the ittle black girl She has dreams and a fertile imagination She is a potential conduit for excellence in the world But she is the in. YsWhat its vivid evocation of the fear and oneliness at the heart of a child's yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrisons's most powerful unforgettable novels and a significant work of American fictio. .
Toni Morrison is one of my favorite authors I discovered her writing with Beloved for which have a copy signed by her at a reading in Brooklyn of Jazz decades ago In The Bluest Eye she ooks at the intersection of racism self hatred poverty and sexuality with realism and her beautifully descriptive writing style The book starts off with one of Toni Morisson s typically powerful opening While My Soldier Serves linesuiet as it s kept there were no marigolds in the fall of 1941 We thought at the time that it was because Pecola was having her father s baby that the marigolds did not growoc 110 We see this flower analogy towards the end of the novel again Beautiful but hopeless proseOur innocence and faith were no productive than his ust or despair oc 118 as well asThere is really nothing to say except why But since why is difficult to handle one must take refuge in how ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe loc 121A beautiful metaphor foriving in a racist societyBeing a minority in both caste and class we moved about anyway on the hem of The Fiend Next Door life struggling to consolidate our weaknesses and hang on or to creep singly up into the major folds of the garmentoc 235I iked the feminist message in this paragraph on how girls are given dolls to instruct them subconsciously in their future roles as caretakers thus why I didn t buy dolls for my daughterI was interested only in humans my own age and size and could not generate any enthusiasm at the prospect of being a mother Motherhood was old age and other remote possibilities I earned uickly however what I was expected to do with the doll rock it fabricate storied situations around it even sleep with it Picture books were full of பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் little girls sleeping with their dolls Raggedy Ann dolls usually but they were out of the uestion I was physically revolted by and secretly frightened of those round moronic eyes the pancake face and orangeworms hairoc 265The beautiful difference between what people think she wants and what she really wantsHad any adult with the power to fulfill my desires taken me seriously and asked me what I wanted they would have known that I did not want to have anything to own or to possess any object I wanted rather to feel something on Christmas day The real uestion would have been Dear Claudia what experience would you The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 like on Christmas I could have spoken up I want to sit on theow stool in Big Mama s kitchen with my A Meditation on Murder lap full ofilacs and isten to Big Papa play his violin for me alone oc 287How mass culture is used to instill a racist hierarchy of beauty and valueThe best hiding place was Travis love Thus the conversion from pristine sadism to fabricated hatred to fraudulentove It was a small step to Shirley Tem When we finished this book about half the class including me were infuriated at Morrison for humanizing certain characters that caused Pecola to suffer the most Is she saying what they did was okay Is she telling us they weren t to blame and we should feel sorry for them I remember writing my objective and tone neutral in class essay while trying to stifle my own feelings of resentment I know now that the answers to those two uestions were no and no What Morrison wanted us to do was not pardon the terrible acts of her characters or brush them off as simply tragedy but to understand where these characters came from psychologically and what made them the the way they are People are driven by motivations sometimes selfless sometimes self serving and sometimes cruel When
*think about this *about this I absolutely floored I don t think any work of fiction has ever taught me this huge a esson about human nature than this one Morrison is a brilliant writer and this will probably always be one of my favorite novels his mother did not ike him to play with niggers She had explained to him the difference between colored people and niggers They were easily identifiable Colored people were neat and uiet niggers were dirty and AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 loudTheine between colored and nigger was not always clear subtle and telltale signs threatened to erode it and the watch had to be constantWhile I was not the biggest fan of Morrison s style in this novel I did fully appreciate the dagger sharp insight that she brought to the color caste system that is so prevalent in African American culture even today Her dialogue rang so true I could hear it coming directly out of my mother s mouth my grandmother s mouth and those of all of the women who ve ever filled our kitchens with raucous communal fun and glum communal tragedy alike Her use of the Dick Jane children s books used for decades to teach children to read SEEMOTHERMOTHERISVERYNICEMOTHERWILLYOUPLAYWITHJANEMOTHERLAUGHSLAUGHMOTHERLAUGHLA created a chilling ironic and staggering contrast between the The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? lives of the whites and those of the blacks in this novel Shirley Temple Mary Jane candies and Jean Harlow hairstyles youl find the delicacy of all of them here both in these characters reality and in metaphor While the truth and injustices here were often sobering to read they were filled with too much truth to rightfully deny or
turn away from I could spend hours discussing this novel I couldaway from I could spend hours discussing this novel I could from it all day but I won t do that because the entire read was poignant and so crisply aware of the color ine the how and the why that there is no one point that can overshadow another in the message that these words aimed to send This novel is older than I am and yet it sti. The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel a book heralded for its richness of anguage and boldness of vision Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain Ohio it tells the story of black eleven year old Pecola Breedlove Pecola prays for he.