1. The Bluest Eye and Sula

  1. Valerie Smith

Published Online: 7 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118326732.ch1

Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination

Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination

How to Cite

Smith, V. (2012) The Bluest Eye and Sula, in Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118326732.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160339

Online ISBN: 9781118326732

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Keywords:

  • The Bluest Eye, Morrison's first novel, beauty to self-loathing/victimization;
  • life of Pecola Breedlove, a young African American girl, and traumatic events;
  • The Bluest Eye, a sense of alienation expressed in racial self-loathing;
  • Pecola's story, situating within context of systemic social practices/beliefs;
  • Sula, product of a more iconoclastic and adventurous household

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Bluest Eye

  • Sula