Essay Topic 1
Discuss the Foreword to The Bluest Eye. Discuss the author of the work and the overview of Morrison’s career as detailed in the text. What inspired Morrison to write the novel? What was Morrison’s objective in writing the book? Why did Toni Morrison contest the slogan “Black is Beautiful”? How does this viewpoint lend itself to the narrative?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and analyze the style, tone, and language used in the opening “Dick and Jane” story. How does the story change in each of the retellings? What is symbolic about the changes in the story’s language and style? Do you think the author intends for the reader to examine race as an undercurrent in the story? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the setting of the novel and examine the different aspects of this time and place in history. What was the...
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