The Bluest Eye Essay | Sexual Content in the Bluest Eye

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Sexual Content in the Bluest Eye

Summary: Analyzes the sexually explicit content of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Describes how the book led to a controversy in the Kern High School District.
The novel The Bluest Eye written by Toni Morrison is subjected on a young girl, Pecola Breedlove and her experiences growing up in a poor black family. The life depicted is one of poverty, ridicule, and dissatisfaction of self. Pecola feels ugly because of her social status as a poor young black girl and longs to have blue eyes, the pinnacle of beauty and worth. Throughout the book, Morrison touches on controversial subjects, such as the depicting of Pecola's father raping her, Mrs. Breedlove's sexual feelings toward her husband, and Pecola's menstruation. The book's content is controversial on many levels and it has bred conflict among its readers.

Conflict on the local level, in the Kern High School District, has arisen in the past year dealing with The Bluest Eye's explicit content. Sue Porter, mother of an East Bakersfield High School Student objected to...

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