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Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. Bahar BALIK Deniz Dadik KIPGE Hasan Can SARAL Serra OREY. Outline. Dick and Jane Readers Shirley Temple and Bojangles Themes: Race and Beauty Symbols References. Dick and Jane Readers.

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toni morrison s the bluest eye

Toni Morrison’sThe Bluest Eye

Bahar BALIK

DenizDadik KIPGE

Hasan Can SARAL

Serra OREY

outline
Outline
  • Dick and Jane Readers
  • Shirley Temple and Bojangles
  • Themes: Race and Beauty
  • Symbols
  • References
dick and jane readers
Dick and Jane Readers
  • Written by William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp, Dick and Jane Readers were used to teach American children to read from 1930s to 1970s.
  • Composed of a mother, a father, their children Dick and Jane, who belong to a white, middle class society that Pecola wants to be a member of.
dick and jane readers1
Dick and Jane Readers
  • Very simple use of vocabulary
  • Important point; black characters were not inclueded until 1965
  • How can you relate the fact that blacks were not included until 1960s to our novel?
how do these readers relate to our novel
How do these readers relate to our novel?
  • The sentences belonging to Dick and Jane style narration are simple and readable but gradually the narrative loses all itspunctuation which can be a visualmetaphor for Pecola's losing her perspective about her worth as a person.
  • When the paragraphs dissolve into a river of print,having absolutely no meaning,we can liken this situation to the madness of Pecola.
  • ……..… wouldliketo be Jane (Blue Hair & Blonde Hair)
how do these readers relate to our novel1
How do these readers relate to our novel?
  • The sentences belonging to Dick and Jane style narration are simple and readable but gradually the narrative loses all itspunctuation which can be a visualmetaphor for Pecola's losing her perspective about her worth as a person.
  • When the paragraphs dissolve into a river of print,having absolutely no meaning,we can liken this situation to the madness of Pecola.
  • Pecolawouldliketo be Jane (Blue Hair & Blonde Hair)
shirley temple
ShirleyTemple
  • Late 1930s and 1940s
  • Child star
  • Blonde hair and blue eyes
  • ''my friend, my uncle,my daddy, who ought to have been soft -shoeing it and chuckling with me''.
  • Surname : Temple Idolized

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shirley temple vs jane wilkers
ShirleyTemple VS JaneWilkers

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pecola and frieda
PecolaandFrieda?

Mr Henry praisessisterswithtwowhiteactresses. Relatedwithself-hatred.

GretaGarbo

GingerRogers

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bojangles bill robinson
Bojangles – Bill Robinson
  • Fakesmile, greatedance.
  • Blacks as actors.
  • "beau jongleur"  "fine juggler"
  • Earnsmorethan $2 million but dies in poverty.
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Race
  • Catagorization of humans
  • CulturalAspect
  • Physicalfutures

Skin colour

Cranial

Facialfeatures

Hair

racisim
Racisim
  • Has twomeaningsDifferences in humancharacter
  • DisciriminationorPrejudicebased on Race

Forexample: Blackstreating as slaves

Do racesgotstereotyped in themselves? Forexample, whichrace do youthink has themostbeautifulwomen?

Whydidyouchoose it?

people according to their appearence
PeopleAccordingtoTheirAppearence

Beautiful

Ugly

  • MaureenPeal
  • ShirleyTemple
  • RosemaryVillanucci
  • Geraldine*
  • Breedloves
    • Pecola
    • Pauleen
    • Cholly
    • Sammy
  • ClaudiaMacTeer + FriedaMacTeer*
  • MrsMacteer ("Big Mama")

Do youseetheugliness as a personalchoice?

race and beauty
Race and Beauty
  • Pauline
  • despised not only by whites but also by blacks
  • “The sad thing was that Pauline did not really care for c...... and m….. . She merely wanted other women to cast favorable glances her way.”
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Race and Beauty
  • Pauline
  • despised not only by whites but also by blacks
  • “The sad thing was that Pauline did not really care for clothes and make-up. She merely wanted other women to cast favorable glances her way.”
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Whileshewas 5 monthspregnant, shewenttothefilms of ClarkGableand Jean Harlow.

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She fixes her hair

like Jean Harlow.

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and pauline said
And Pauline said:

“I hurt just like them white women.”

(p.125)

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Pecola…

  • was described “ugly” by her mother Pauline, while she was a baby

“…But I knowed she was ugly. Head full of pretty hair, but Lord she was ugly.”

(p.126)

pecola
Pecola…
  • Long hours she sat looking into mirror, trying to discover the secret of ugliness.

(p.45)

  • She would see only what there was to see: eyes of other people.

(p.47)

maureen peal
Maureen Peal
  • not white but a light-skinned girl
  • green eyes, perfect clothes
meringue p ie
MeringuePie
  • Brown outside, white inside.
symbols
Symbols
  • Coal
    • Necessity that they cannot give up
    • Source of life
    • fatal
    • ‘black’ as they are
symbols1
Symbols
  • Flowers & Soil
    • Frequent use of flowers
      • Marigold(Starts and ends the story, doesn’t grow in Lorain)
      • Forsythia(Holds no cheer)
      • Dandelion(“Nobody loves the head of a dandelion (. . .) so many strong and soon.”)
      • Hollyhocks((. . .) roots are deep, their stalks are firm and only the top blossom nods in the wind” - Geraldine)
symbols2
Symbols
    • Soil; also symbolizing fertility
      • They‘bury’ ifneeded.
    • Flowers are season dependant  Cyclical Writing Style
  • House X Outdoors
    • House symbolizing a possession
    • Geraldine cares about her house, whereas Pauline cares about where she works
    • Breedloves’ house burns down
    • White Street X Black Street
symbols3
Symbols
  • Thewaytheysleep
symbols4
Symbols
  • Blue Eyes
    • Probably most obvious symbol of the novel; beauty
  • Economic Symbols: Brands
    • Isaley’s,
    • Frequent use of brands, economic wealth of America before Great Depression
  • Metals
    • Cold and Tension
    • Zinc Bathtub
    • Steel Industry
symbols5
Symbols
  • Famous People
    • Greta Garbo
    • Shirley Temple
    • Ginger Rogers
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Symbols
  • Suits  Cleanness  Funk
  • The Cat
    • Symbolizing Geraldine’s freedom and what she desires to have as a relative or a friend
  • White Colored Objects
    • Wealth
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Symbols
  • Precious Lord
    • Jesus Christ  Ideal man that Pauline longs for
  • Tooth
    • Another symbol of beauty
  • Rainbow
    • Orgasm  Satisfaction
  • Soaphead Church’s Relationship With Objects
    • He can’t stand any human contact he can only bear the objects (i.e. pot)

ORGASM!

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references
References
  • T. Morrison, TheBluestEye, 1993, Vintage
  • http://www.child-stars.com/shirley-temple/130-034~Shirley-Temple-Posters.jpg
  • http://www.classicmoviekids.com/images/w/withers/withers303a.jpg
  • http://www.ioffer.com/img/1160290800/_i/14573461/1.jpg