The Bluest Eye | Critical Essay by Mark Ledbetter

This literature criticism consists of approximately 16 pages of analysis & critique of The Bluest Eye.
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Critical Essay by Mark Ledbetter

SOURCE: Ledbetter, Mark. “Through the Eyes of a Child: Looking for Victims in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye.” In Literature and Theology at Century's End, edited by Gregory Salyer and Robert Detweiler, pp. 177-88. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press, 1995.

In the following essay, Ledbetter examines the characteristics of the victims in The Bluest Eye and the reader's response to them, investigating the ethical dimensions of writing and reading the novel.

… And then last night, I tiptoed up To my daughter's room and heard her Talking to someone, and when I opened The door, there was no one there … Only she on her knees, peeking into 
Her own clasped hands 

Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)1

Introduction

Desperation characterizes the victim. The victim will do most anything to avoid his fated end, which is disappearance. Victims are...

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