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What are some things that show irony in The Bluest Eye?
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In the book The Bluest Eye Pecola becomes impregnated by her father Cholly. She has been abused and victimized by him and raped by him. The irony is that the community does not identify her as being the victim. They talk badly about Pecola. They mock her. She is a helpless child, but no one helps her. Through her pregnancy one sees that the tight knit black community has abandoned Pecola. Yet, the group is there for the protection and acceptance of others.
Fredia and Claudia wait to see if anyone in the community will show poor Pecola compassion and help, but they are judgemental of her. She is a good source of gossip. Pecola's victimization and her desire to be clean and good she evidences as being white. She ends up losing her mind.
Posted by mkcapen1 on January 24, 2010 at 5:42 AM (Answer #1)
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