Ironic Use of Fairy Tale Motifs in The Bluest
Eye;' The World of Toni Morrison, ed.
The result is an entirely new take on The Bluest
Eye and Beloved and goes far beyond mere criticism, definitely capturing the cultural notes that are the true expression of these works.
But it is also vital to recognize that Morrison's interaction with Oprah produces more than just another example of contemporary society's obsession with media events, as the actual experience of reading Song of Solomon, Paradise, or The Bluest
Eye intersects with these texts' transformations into objects of TV discourse.
In The Bluest
Eye and Tar Baby, Morrison presents characters who are not capable of physically passing for white, and so the dynamics of crossing the color line are moved from the body to the psyche.
Among their topics are Song of Solomon and the journey home, mythopoetic syncretism in Paradise and the deconstruction of hospitality in Love, and ritual and other religions in The Bluest
As Byers reads the ending of her first novel, The Bluest
Eye (1970), it asserts "that the destruction of Pecola Breedlove, a young Black girl, is a failure of the land, and.
In Kubitschek's chapter on The Bluest
Eye, she emphasizes the constructed nature of identity in a "mythic reading" using Jungian archetypes and Greek myths.
As Naylor mentions in an interview with Toni Morrison, an introduction to The Bluest
Eye served as catalyst for Naylor's career.
Likewise her reading of racism as ideology in Morrison's The Bluest
Eye: "It is as if Morrison continues where Ellison left off, moving from an anatomy of ideology to an assertion of a positive alternative.
3] In Beloved (1988), a woman jumps overboard during the Middle Passage; in Jazz (1992), Violet's mother, Rose Dear, climbs into a well, drowning herself in 1892; in Sula (1973), the shell-shocked veteran Shadrack institutes National Suicide Day on 3 January 1920; on the opening page of Song of Solomon (1977), Robert Smith leaps from the top of Mercy Hospital on 18 February 1931; in The Bluest
Eye (1970), Pecola Breedlove wills self-disappearance through a longing to possess the eyes of another face ("'Please God .
The introductory essay manages to give in a few pages an analysis of Morrison's work that carefully follows its genesis and development from The Bluest
Eye to Jazz and Playing in the Dark.
Quiet as it's kept, it has been more than thirty years since The Bluest
Eye and The Third Life of Grange Copeland first arrived in our bookstores, some fifteen years since the publication of The Color Purple, and more than a decade since the arrival of Beloved.