10/03/2010. The Bluest Eye. Cavit Can Mutgan Ayse Irmak Sen Berk Sami Gönül Elif Kırcuval Section B-2. c ause you are beautiful no matter what they say. You will be informed about…. Brief Information about novel and the author (Ayşe)
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Didyourealizetheconceptgreatmigration in thenovel “TheBluestEye”?
Pauline,Cholly,Geraldinewascoming Ohio fromSoutherncities.
Whatcausesmigration?Is it justbecause of thejobopportunities? Can youadaptthistype of migrationtoourcountry?
"I witnessed the sending North from a southern city in one day a crowd estimated at twenty-five hundred. They were shipped on a train run in three sections, packed in day coaches, with all their baggage and other impedimenta." Statingthat it was a journey into freedom.
James Weldon Johnson
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In your opinion does the migration form similar cause in our country?
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The divide existing between them
became increasingly stark.
Theysustained many Southern
cultural and linguistic traits, such
cultural differences created a sense
Can yougive an exampleaboutthisintegration in thenovel?
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Pauline is beinghumiliatedby her neighborsbecauseshecamefromsouthandfinallyshefeelslikeshemustactlikethem.
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WhythatMorrisonusedthistype of storytelling?
Toshowthatthis is not specificevent, it is alwaysrepeating, justpersonandplace is different but theevent is same.
“Each of the seasons has a meaning which flows from the previous and which leads on to the next season.”
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“So when i think of autumn ,I think of somebody with hands who does not want me to die.” (Claudia)
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What is thepain, in otherwordsthereasonforgoinginwardsforPecola,ClaudiaandFriedaduringtheWinter of thenovel?
“you nasty little black bitch” (p.92)”
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“If she was cute– and if anything could be believed, she was– then we were not. And what did that mean? We were lesser. Nicer, brighter, but still lesser. Dolls we could destroy, but we could not destroy the honey voices of parents and aunts, the obedience in the eyes of our peers, the slippery light in the eyes of our teachers when they encountered the Maureen Peals of the world. What was the secret? What did we lack? Why wasit important? And so what?” (p.74)
“Outside, the March wind blew into the rip in her dress. She held her head down against the cold. But shecould not hold it lowenoughtoavoidseeingthesnowflakesfallinganddying on thepavement.” (p.93)
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“They beat us differently in the spring. Instead of the dull pain of a winter strap, there were these new green switches that lost their sting long after the whipping was over.” (p.97)
“Even now spring for me is shot through with the remembered ache of switchings, and forsythia holds no cheer.” (p.97)
Why do you think that Morrisonwrote about Cholly's, SoapheadChurch's and Pauline's life stories in the spring section?
The enjoyment of the fullness oflife:
Can werelatethisspeciality of summertoPecola?
“I wantthembluesopeopledon’t do uglythings in front of meand I stop beinginvisible.”
Everychildren is start toreadingwiththesebooks. Andthisbooksarealwaysincludingsamethingssoeverytimethesameprejudice is occuring. It is cyclicaltoo.
Can wedistinguishthecoming of age’s of people as succesfulorunsuccessful ?
To be Beautiful
“Pecolalovedthem,visitedthem,rantheirerrands. They , in turn , did not despise her.”
“Friedaand I stoppedfightingeachotherandconcentrated on ourguest, trying hard tokeep her fromfeelingoutdoors.”
“Weknewshewasfond of theShirleyTemple cup andtookeveryopportunitytodrinkoutmilk of it justtohandleandseesweetShirley’ face.”
“Threepennies had bought her nine lovelyorgasmswihMaryJane. LovelyMaryJane, forwhom a candy is named.”
Viceto be beauty:
“Why,look at pretty-eyedPecola. Wemustn’t do badthings in front of thoseprettyeyes.”
Frieda: “Somebody has toloveyou.”
“I look at mychest.’I don’thavenothingtopinch. I’mnevergoingtohavenothing.’” p.100
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“A coldwindblewsomewhere in me, lifting littleleaves of terrorandobscurelonging.” p.77
“We do not heartheirwords…” p.14
Denning, S. (2004). Cyclical vs linear storytelling in organizational change. Storytelling In The News: #109. Retrieved from:http://www.stevedenning.com/Storytelling-in-the-News/109-cyclical-vs-linear-storytelling.aspx
Hallie,G. TheBluestEyestudyguide. [PDF document]. Retrieved from Steppen WolfOnline Web site: http://www.econ.iastate.edu/classes/econ501/Hallam/index.html
Marks, C. (1989) Farewell, We're Good and Gone: The Great Black MigrationIndiana University Press (Bloomington)
Morrison, T. (1993). TheBluestEye. New York: Vintagebooks.
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