The Bluest Eye

You Should Read This Book If: you want to another persons perspective.



Tony Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, is incredibly moving. This book’s content has caused numerous controversial conversation and several people had pushed to ban it in the 70’s. All the more reason to give it a read. It is a very introspective story about a young girl who is subjected to many of the world’s horrors. When asked about the main character in her novel, Morrison says, “I focused, on how something as grotesque as the demonization of an entire race could take root inside the most delicate member of society: a child; the most vulnerable member: a female.”


“There is really nothing more to say–except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how”

“But I did know that nobody ever asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Had any adult with the power to fulfill my desires taken me seriously and asked me what I wanted, they would have known that I did not want to have anything to own, or to possess any object. I wanted rather to feel something on Christmas day”

“He read greedily but understood selectively, choosing the bits and pieces of other men’s ideas that supported whatever predilection he had at the moment”

“Courage. Courage, my child. These things are not granted to faint hearts”



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