Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Race and gender in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye
Author(s): Shyama Bhardwaj
Abstract: Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye is a novel about the humiliation and oppression faced by Black women. The main story sets in the North America, Ohio in the 1941. Basically, Black women have to bear the same humiliation and oppression with White or other color women who are tortured by their gender. Meanwhile, there is a little difference between them. Here, Black women do not only face gender humiliation but also race and class oppressions. In this study, it is revealed that Black women characters, particularly Pauline, Pecola, Frieda, and Claudia, are tortured by the family and the community. They are tortured because of the different looks and colour physically and culturally or socially.