The Bluest Eye | Critical Essay by Edmund A. Napieralski

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of The Bluest Eye.
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Critical Essay by Edmund A. Napieralski

SOURCE: Napieralski, Edmund A. “Morrison's The Bluest Eye.Explicator 53, no. 1 (fall 1994): 59-62.

In the following essay, Napieralski compares and contrasts the narrative elements of The Bluest Eye with those of the classical myth of Oedipus.

In addition to the popular myths that she uses in The Bluest Eye to criticize society—the Dick and Jane Story and Pauline Breedlove's Dreamland Theatre—Toni Morrison also incorporates characters, incidents, and themes that recall classical myth. In her article, “Lady Sings the Blues,” Madonne M. Miner has explained how Pecola's rape by her father recalls Philomela's by Tereus and Persephone's by Pluto (176). Pecola's story—her tragic failure to find her truth, to find her happiness in knowing who she is and her worth to herself and others—recalls also...

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