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What is the falling action for the Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison?

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trice2k9 | Student, Grade 10

Posted April 4, 2007 at 12:50 PM via web

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What is the falling action for the Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison?

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msciovacco | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 6, 2007 at 12:09 AM (Answer #1)

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After being raped by her father, which is considered the climax of the play, the falling action begins.

In a series of tragic events, the falling action starts when Pecola's mother does not believe her daughter's story about being raped, and beats her.

Pecola then asks Soaphead Church for blue eyes, and he does not help her.

Pecola discovers that she is pregnant as the result of being raped by her father, but the baby is born early and does not survive. Lastly, Pecola begins to lose her mind.

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