A young girl’s predicament due to racism and violence in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye


  • VIJAYALAKSHMI. A M. Phil (Research Scholar) PG and Research Department of English Vivekananda College of Arts and Sciences for Women (Autonomous) Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode-637 205, Namakkal Dt, Tamilnadu, India


Toni Morrison(1931-2019 ) is a well-known writer in African-American Literature. In her writings exposes black people’s experience, especially black women within the black community. She deals with the subject of violence, oppression, sacrifice and common problem of society in all her novels. Her first work The Bluest Eye (1970)  deals with the consequence of racism and women’s experience of violence in many ways. Such as verbal, psychological and physical violence. The racial discrimination affects many African-American people and destructive their life identity. This violence happens to the main cause is racism which is seen in The Bluest Eye. Black female characters faced oppression of violence physically and mentally.


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