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The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. How many competing ideas of beauty are present in the novel?
  2. Is there a relationship between racism and sexual violence in the book?
  3. How does the use of multiple perspectives change your understanding of the characters and plot?
  4. What is the relationship between the Dick and Jane passages and the chapters they precede?
  5. Who is to blame for Pecola's fate?
  6. Is Pecola insane at the end of the novel?
  7. Are there comedic moments in the novel, or is it just one big sob fest?

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