The Bluest Eye - Summer Summary & Analysis

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Summer Summary

Claudia and Frieda are selling packets of seeds for five cents each and if they sell more than anyone else they will win a new bicycle. Their mother has let them go door to door to sell the seeds, but only to the people they know on certain streets. Driven by their desire for the new bike the girls call on anyone who will let them in.

During their visits to these homes, the sisters are able to piece together a story. Apparently, some young girl is having her daddy's baby. Eventually, the sisters figure out that the girl is Pecola. Many of the people they speak too wonder if the baby will even live because the girl's mama gave her a such fierce beating when she found out that the girl was lucky to be alive. The father, Cholly Breedlove, had taken off already. Everyone says...

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