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The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye

  

by Toni Morrison

Frieda MacTeer

Character Analysis

Frieda is Claudia's older sister. A fierce defender of both her sister and Pecola, she hits Woodrow Cain in the head with her schoolbooks when he makes fun of Pecola. While Claudia revolts against popular beauty norms, Frieda embraces them, actively identifying with Shirley Temple.