The Bluest Eye | Critical Essay by Thomas H. Fick

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of The Bluest Eye.
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Critical Essay by Thomas H. Fick

SOURCE: Fick, Thomas H. “Toni Morrison's “Allegory of the Cave”: Movies, Consumption, and Platonic Realism in The Bluest Eye.Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 22, no. 1 (spring 1989): 10-22.

In the following essay, Fick analyzes the themes, structures and characters of The Bluest Eye in relation to Western literary and philosophical traditions, as primarily represented in T. S. Eliot's The Wasteland and Plato's “Allegory of the Cave,” and their significance to African American economic and social conditions.

Toni Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye (1970), is an unusually effective exploration of racism in twentieth-century American in part because of the place it gives to central legacies of Western civilization. Like Ralph Ellison, whose Invisible Man draws on Emerson and Whitman as well as folklore, Morrison recognizes the...

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