The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison
The Bluest Eye Women and Femininity Quotes
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Their conversation is like a gently wicked dance: sound meets sound, curtsies, shimmies, and retires. Another sound enters but is upstaged by another: the two circle each other and stop. (1.1.19)
Claudia, eavesdropping, finds beauty in the sound of women talking.
Adults, older girls, shops, magazines, newspapers, window signs – all the world had agreed that a blue-eyed, yellow-haired, pink-skinned doll was what every girl child treasured. 'Here,' they said, 'this is beautiful, and if you are on this day "worthy" you may have it.' (1.1.38)
Women's culture promotes identification with whiteness.