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The Bluest EyeUr characters with her frailty and yawned in the fantasy of our strength loc 2676The sad fate of PecolaWe substituted good grammar for intellect we switched habits to simulate maturity we rearranged lies and called it truth seeing in the new attern of an old idea the Revelation and the Word She however stepped over into madness a madness which rotected her from us simply because it bored us in the end loc 2680A beautiful sad endingAnd Cholly loved her I m sure he did He at any rate was the one who loved her enough to touch her envelop her give something of himself to her But his touch was fatal and the something he gave her filled the matrix of her agony with death Love is never any better than the lover Wicked The Kennel Club's Illustrated Breed Standards: The Official Guide to Registered Breeds people love wickedly violenteople love violently weak Sons of Brahma people love weakly stupideople love stupidly but the love of a free man is never safe There is no gift for the beloved The lover alone ossesses his gift of love The loved one is shorn neutralized frozen in the glare of the lover s inward eye loc 2683This book should robably be considered ost modern in the sense that the narration moves from character to character and it is up to the reader to intuit the speaker and the time at which the action is happening True love as represented by the blue eyes and blond hair seen in the movies freuented by Frieda and Claudia as well as Pauline and most of all Pecola is as inaccessible as their arents understanding leading them to either steel themselves against feeling like their mothers have or go insanePauline It would be for her the well spring from which she would draw the most destructive emotions deceiving the lover and seeking to imprison the beloved curtailing freedom in every wayAs Wright and Ellison had described as well life in the North was not a safehaven free from racism Cholly was just as invisible in Ohio as he would have been in Mobile The White ticket counter is still forbidden him when he buys his ticket to see his father His Aunt and the women that raised him ran the house of white eople and knew it When white men beat their men they cleaned up the blood and went home to receive abuse from the victimThe cycle of violence feeds on itself leading to tragic conseuences for each of the charactersIn today s amerikkka of immigration uotas race baiting and continued white olice on black violence The Bluest Eye still remains as relevant today as when Toni Morrison ublished it in 1970 23 years before 1993 the year she was justly awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature It really is a must readFino s Toni Morrison ReviewsThe Bluest EyeSulaSong Of SolomonTar BabyBelovedJazzParadise 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 ardon the terrible acts of her characters or brush them off as simply tragedy but to understand where these characters came from Rebel Girls psychologically and what made them the the way they are People are driven by motivations sometimes selfless sometimes self serving and sometimes cruel When I think about this now I m absolutely floored I don t think any work of fiction has ever taught me this huge a lesson about human nature than this one Morrison is a brilliant writer and this willrobably always be one of my favorite novels his mother did not like him to A Treason of Thorns play with niggers She had explained to him the difference between coloredeople and niggers They were easily identifiable Colored eople were neat and uiet niggers were dirty and loudThe line 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 revalent 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 Toni Morrison doesn t get the respect she deserves and has rightfully earned I think that Martha, du nervst!: Von einem anderen Umgang mit Demenz part of this has to do with the unfortunate connotationseople have regarding Oprah s Book Club and art of it stems from if not outright racism and misogyny than the racist and misogynist assumptions that Morrison is opular only because she is a nonwhite woman liberal guilt etc The latter is false Toni Morrison has won the Pulitzer and the Nobel because she 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 Zeugen aus der Todeszone personality in America that she isopularYou 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 roblems This book is an example of the Wrong Way To Me It way To me it off as reachy and heavy handedOnce again Toni Morrison The Transformation of Intergovernmental Satellite Organisations: Policy and Legal Perspectives puts an assortment of diatribes and racial angst into book form and masuerades it as literature with a moral messageWhat is actually between the covers of the book is 150ages 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 a little 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 literature that blames everything on white The Marine's E-Mail Order Bride 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 theoint of themes of cultural hegemony internalized hatred taboos in beauty and sexuality oppression etc And it s just darned lazy to discount this book s beautiful use of multiple narratives and excellent turns of hrase Morrison s literature often makes me angry and 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 life struggling to consolidate our weaknesses and hang on or to creep singly up into the major folds of the garment Our eripheral existence however was something we had learned to deal with Sugar in the Social Life of Medieval Islam probably because it was abstract Toni Morrison The Bluest EyeI m rereading Morrison s books in chronological order in 2016 and I created arivate group here on Goodreads for a few of us who are interested in doing the same thing Discussing this book with others has been very interesting because we all have different A New Kind of Public: Community, Solidarity, and Political Economy in New Deal Cinema, 1935-1948 perspectives and can share them expanding our own understanding of the book it s been a great experienceIt s been four years since I first read The Bluest Eye and I was extremely touched and saddened by it the first time around I count it as one of my favourite Morrison books and I m glad to say that after a reread it s still very much so I m trying hard to find the words to describe how I feel about this book and it s still hard because it s a gut wrenching book which I love though love sounds like the wrong word for it how can I love a book that is filled with so muchain sadness and grief This book condenses so much tragedy despair and sadness in a relatively small space What do you focus on It can get a bit overwhelming Morrison s advice seems to be There is really nothing to say except why But since why is difficult to handle one must take refuge in howWhenever I discuss this book with Henri Matisse: Drawing with Scissors people I know Pecola is often the first name that comes up Pecola theoor unloved child who Hexe prayed for blue eyes It was hard not to draw comparisons between her and Celie The Colour Purple another abused black girl who was called ugly by all those around her And I think of all the little black girls I ve known who hated being black who hated their hair their noses their eye colour whorayed for good hair lighter skin complexion etcMorrison shows the vulnerability of children so well and the conseuences of Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek Among Macedonians parents not telling them what they need to know in enough detail which results in them being forced to draw conclusions on their own What they aren t told they glean from observations and discussions with each other Sometimes the truth isn t known until they are older My mother s anger humiliates me her words chafe my cheeks and I am crying I do not know that she is not angry at me but at my sicknessThere are so manyarts of the book that show children as voiceless black children in The Battle of Borodino: Napoleon Against Kutuzov particular There s the issue of representation and how the white dolls ourarents thought we wanted robably did harm than good I think this is an important book in revealing *THE OTHER AMERICA MY BOOK HAD *other America My book had afterword by Morrison which I m so glad I read I had no idea that this book was inspired by a conversation she d had with an elementary school friend who rayed for blue eyes It s conversations like this that never leave you it seems but it might take you until you are an adult to understand the true meaning of what those words held and what they say about our society Like Malcolm X asked Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet And twenty years later I was still wondering about how one learns that Who told her Who made her feel that it was better to be a freak than what she was Who had looked at her and found her so wanting so small a weight on the beauty scaleI focused therefore on how something as grotesue as the demonization of an entire race could take root inside the most delicate member of society a child the most vulnerable member a female Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye afterword 365 The Bluest Eye Toni MorrisonThe Bluest Eye is a novel written by Toni. 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 life does change in ainful devastating wa. .

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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 the life 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 oint of view of the novel switches between the A Companion to Vittoria Colonna perspective of Claudia MacTeer the daughter of Pecola s fosterarents and a third erson narrator with inset narratives in the first erson Due to controversial topics in the book including racism incest and child molestation there have been numerous attempts to ban it from schools and libraries 2008 1385 264 9648072043 20 1385 310 96484056205 20 Just a few days ago I happened to have a conversation with someone uite a well read La Partera: Story of a Midwife person too who said uite casually almost in an offhand manner how he found books written by women uninteresting Onrodding 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 there it sat between us this knowledge of his disdain for women writers for some hitherto unknown reason 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 articular guy I am mad at No He is only a minuscule art of the universal malady afflicting our collective syche It is this spirited tolerance for continued ignorance and apathy that infuriates me so This tradition of belittling the female voice which speaks of ersonal sexual gratification love marriage and childbirth of the tyranny of beauty that forces her to adhere desperately to some Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and Their Functions in the Book of Kings predetermined standard ofhysical This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life perfection the right angle to her cheekbones the right slope to her nose the right 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 uglyeople They had looked about themselves saw nothing to contradict the statement saw in fact support for it leaning 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 laureate So what if she created the most haunting Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 27 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 love and dignity in vain till her last days So what if she has tried to shed some light on the unloved the mercilessly trodden upon rejects of a community caught in the vicious trap of fatal self loathing 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 forrimacy 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 aint 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 listed some excerpts Toni Morrison is the most overrated author in America it s only because of Oprah the most overrated ersonality in America that she is Networking for Career Success: 24 Lessons for Getting to Know the Right People 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 yourroblems This book is an example of the wrong way To me it came off as reachy and heavy handed Once again Toni Morrison uts an assortment of diatribes and racial angst into book form and masuerades it as literature with a moral message What is actually between the covers of the book is 150 ages 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 straight hairblue eyes So a blonde haired blue eyed girl reads this Book Is She Supposed To is supposed to ashamed to 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 black literature that blames everything on white eople but it s close eople 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 lanet ahem anyway i m not here to answer the jackass Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums 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 literary canon while sucking off eually canonized outsiders such as hunter thompson thomasynchon DFW etc writers i enjoy but have no illusion that they re any the outsider than is john updike in other words Forbidden Knowledge 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 favorlease just SHUT UP ALREADY or is it just so irritating that oprah Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms put leo tolstoy on the nytimes best seller list 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 evilserpetrated on the good citizens of this country 455 Along with the idea of romantic love she was introduced to another The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick physical beauty Probably the most destructive ideas 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 Want to Read list explore Asian writing and visit authors I have missed along my reading journey One of the most glaring omissions on this list was Toni Morrison So with the advice of my friend Rowena I selected THE BLUEST EYE to right that wrong I am wowed by Morrison s writing talents I wish I d have ventured to her world soonerTHE BLUEST EYE may well be the saddest book I have ever read Upon finishing this novel I felt like I d been suckerunched The events that took lace in this world were devastating Morrisson s novel is as far from the childhood world Ray Bradbury created in Dandelion Wine as imaginable Both took lace in the Midwest in the late 20 s early 30 s and focus on childhood This is where the similarities endAs Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns painful as this book is to read at times it is a beautifully written novel Morrison is aoet at heartThe story is told by a minor character Claudia a young girl and friend of Pecola s her innocence offers a rawness to the story that would have been lost if narrated by Pecola or an older character Morrison brilliantly uses the assing of the seasons to tell this story Each season take lace in a different time eriod and follows a different character in her or his life we learn the back stories of Pecola s eople through this In the final Genocide of One pages of this book we see how all theseeople make up Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide: Design, Develop, and Share Your Games Online parts of Pecola s story Morrison writes of race better than any other writer I can think of She touches not on race in general but writes about various themes regarding race here the central theme being that Pecola s desire for blue eyes is showing the social context that views blue eyes which in this case is the epitome of whiteness as the standard of beauty Every girl black or white should strive to be like Shirley Temple Morrison also deftly writes onarenting and family dynamics When Claudia faces an unwanted event in her home her Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal parents act swiftly torotect their daughter When a far tragic event happens to Pecola her mother beats and blames her The main theme of THE BLUEST EYE is not simply racism but internalized racism The main characters in Morrison s novel have been conditioned to believe in their own inferiority No one suffers this than Pecola Even members of her own race The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage put her down for being ugly and for the darkness of her skinIn the end Morrison forces us to walk in Pecola s shoes and learn of theainful world she inhabits and she does so brilliantly Here is the little black girl She has dreams and a fertile imagination She is a otential conduit for excellence in the world But she is the inheritor of athological trauma that is centuries old She is born to New Cutting Edge Elementary Students' Book parents who are too busy licking their wounds and tending to their ownain to extend anything resembling love in her direction So she believes she is unlovable and is subseuently rendered invisible and therefore a Meditation Express: Stress Relief in 60 Seconds Flat perfect target to absorb the abuses of a society of self hating oppressedeople who need to our their sorrows into the vessel with the most cracks the innocent in their eyes contemptible black girl Never realizing that eople. YsWhat its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrisons's most owerful 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 looks at the intersection of racism self hatred overty and sexuality with realism and her beautifully descriptive writing style The book starts off with one of Toni Morisson s typically Communicating With Animals : The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals powerful opening 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 grow loc 110 We see this flower analogy towards the end of the novel again Beautiful but hopelessroseOur innocence and faith were no roductive than his lust or despair loc 118 as well asThere is really nothing to say except why But since why is difficult to handle one must take refuge in how loc 121A beautiful metaphor for living in a racist societyBeing a minority in both caste and class we moved about anyway on the hem of life struggling to consolidate our weaknesses and hang on or to creep singly up into the major folds of the garment loc 235I liked the feminist message in this aragraph 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 rospect of being a mother Motherhood was old age and other remote ossibilities I learned 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 little girls sleeping with their dolls Raggedy Ann dolls usually but they were out of the uestion I was Our Fake Relationship physically revolted by and secretly frightened of those round moronic eyes theancake face and orangeworms hair loc 265The beautiful difference between what The Blitzkrieg Legend people think she wants and what she really wantsHad any adult with theower 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 The Crown possess any object I wanted rather to feel something on Christmas day The real uestion would have been Dear Claudia what experience would you like on Christmas I could have spoken up I want to sit on the low stool in Big Mama s kitchen with my lap full of lilacs and listen to Big Papalay his violin for me alone loc 287How mass culture is used to instill a racist hierarchy of beauty and valueThe best hiding Über Nacht place was love Thus the conversion fromristine sadism to fabricated hatred to fraudulent love It was a small step to Shirley Temple I learned much later to worship her just as I learned to delight in cleanliness knowing even as I learned that the change was adjustment without improvement loc 304Wow this is one mean low down couch It withheld the refreshment in a sleep slept on it It imposed a furtiveness on the loving done on it Like a sore tooth that is not content to throb in isolation but must diffuse its own Ad Astra pain to otherarts of the body making breathing difficult vision limited nerves unsettled so a hated iece of furniture roduces a fretful malaise that asserts itself throughout the house and limits the delight of things not related to it loc 495Brutal about how we feel we are Everything But The Girl perceived modifies behavior and thinking and reinforcesovertyThey lived there because they were oor and black and they stayed there because they believed they were ugly Although their overty was traditional and stultifying it was not uniue But their ugliness was uniueYou looked at them and wondered why they were so ugly you looked closely and could not find the source Then you realized that it came from conviction their conviction loc 505 511How our dreams eventually lose out to realityThis family on a Saturday morning in October began one by one to stir out of their dreams of affluence and vengeance into the anonymous misery of their storefront loc 520Fascinating the two Christs hereCholly was beyond redemption of course and redemption was hardly the Modern Art Death of a Culture point Mrs Breedlove was not interested in Christ the Redeemer but rather Christ the Judge loc 555How hate can be self sustainingHating her he could leave himself intact loc 562The downward spiral of toxic masculinityEven a half remembrance of this episode along with myriad other humiliations defeats and emasculations could stir him into flights of depravity that surprised himself but only himself Somehow he could not astound He could only be astounded So he gave that up too loc 565The eye analogy is naturally one of the most important throughout the entire bookTry as she might she could never get her eyes to disappear So what was theoint They were everything Everything was there in them All of those The Lost Library: The Autobiography of a Culture pictures all of those faces loc 599Pecola was for me a truly heartbreaking characterEach night without fail sherayed for blue eyes Fervently for a year she had rayed Although somewhat discouraged she was not without hope To have something as wonderful as that happen would take a long long time Thrown in this way into the binding conviction that only a miracle could relieve her she would never know her beauty She would see only what there was to see the eyes of other eople loc 616The Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia problem ofeaking too early and being considered a weed instead of a flowerNobody loves the head of a dandelion Maybe because they are so many strong and soon loc 626Sad description but so aptShe looks up at him and sees the vacuum where curiosity ought to lodge And something The total absence of human recognition and sees the vacuum where curiosity ought to lodge And something The total absence of human recognition glazed separateness loc 643There is always humanity and humor in Morisson s work Well this hippo had a ball back in Chicago Whoa Jesus ninety nine How come you always say Whoa Jesus and a number Pecola had long wanted to know Because my mama taught me never to cuss Did she teach you not to drop your drawers China asked Didn t have none said Marie Never saw a air of drawers till I was fifteen when I left Jackson and was doing day work in Cincinnati My white lady gave me some old ones of hers I thought they was some kind "Stocking Cap I Put It On My " cap I ut it on my when I dusted When she saw me she liked to fell out Eat to Beat Illness p 729Aoignant description of winterBy the time this winter had stiffened itself into a hateful knot that nothing could loosen something did loosen it or rather someone A someone who splintered the knot into silver threads that tangled us netted us made us long for the dull chafe of the revious boredom loc 800The mystery of racism to childrenWhat was the secret What did we lack Why was it important And so what Guileless and without vanity we were still in love with ourselves then We felt comfortable in our skins enjoyed the news that our senses released to us admired our dirt cultivated our scars and could not comprehend this unworthiness loc 983How a town s name can make some eople dreamWhen you ask them where they are from they tilt their heads and say Mobile and you think you ve been kissed They say Aiken and you see a white butterfly glance off a fence with a torn wing They say Nagadoches and you want to say Yes I will You don t know what these towns are like but you love what happens to the air when they open their lips and let the names ease out loc 1069This is so beautifulThat is what she herself did But to find out the truth about how dreams die one should never take the word of the dreamer loc 1424 as is thisShe had not known there was so much laughter in the world 1498Ostensibly this aragraph is about rotting teeth but it is also about how repeated violence rots out the inside of many many womenAnd then she lost her front tooth But there must have been a speck a brown speck easily mistaken for food but which did not leave which sat on the enamel for months and grew until it cut into the surface and then to the brown Λίγη Ζωή putty underneath finally eating away to the root but avoiding the nerves so itsresence was not noticeable or uncomfortable Then the weakened roots having grown accustomed to the oison responded one day to severe ressure and the tooth fell free leaving a ragged stump behind But even before the little brown speck there must have been the conditions the setting that would allow it to exist in the first lace loc 1501Such a wise deconstruction of romantic love and hysical beauty in society s eyesAlong with the idea of romantic love she was introduced to another Love is Murder physical beauty Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought Both originated in envy thrived in insecurity and ended in disillusion loc 1572The horror of a white hospital treating blackregnant womenWhen he got to me he said now these here women you don t have any trouble with They deliver right away and with no The Ulfric's Mate pain Just like horses The young ones smiled a little They looked at my stomach and between my legs They never said nothing to me Only one looked at me Looked at my face I mean I looked right back at him He dropped his eyes and turned red He knowed I reckon that maybe I weren t no horse foaling loc 1607Beautiful description of freedomThey were in fact and at last free And the lives of these old black women were synthesized in their eyes aur e of tragedy and humor wickedness and serenity truth and fantasy loc 1794One of Toni s ingenious sentences in this wonderful novelOnly they would know how to connect the heart of a red watermelon to the asafetida bag to the muscadine to the flashlight on his behind to the fists of money to the lemonade in a Mason jar to a man called Blue and come up with what all of that meant in joy in Alans Letters pain in anger in love and give it its final andervading ache of freedom loc 2076I had to look up Moirai which turns out to mean the Fates Public fact becomes What's Your Body Telling You?: Listening to Your Body's Signals to Stop Anxiety, Erase Self-Doubt and Achieve True Wellness private reality and the seasons of a Midwestern town become the Moirai of our small lives loc 2395Incrediblyowerful Old Electrical Wiring: Maintenance Retrofit passages continuedI thought about the baby that everybody wanted dead and saw it very clearly It was in a dark wetlace its head covered with great O s of wool the black face holding like nickels two clean black eyes the flared nose kissing thick lips and the living breathing silk of black skin loc 2433A little black girl yearns for the blue eyes of a little white girl and the horror at the heart of her yearning is exceeded only by the evil of fulfillment loc 2659 Even her waking dreams we used to silence our own nightmares And she let us and thereby deserved our contempt We honed our egos on her Sweet Dreams: A Pediatrician's Secrets for Baby's Good Night's Sleep padded The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel a book heralded for its richness of language 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 Pecolarays for he.