What is your understanding of what the word "blue" means to Pecola Breedlove in The Bluest Eye?
What blue represents to Pecola in this novel is the middle-class, white existence that is completely barred from her because of her blackness and her family background. Pecola comes to the conclusion early on in the novel that if her eyes were different she would be different, and would become more beautiful. She believes that her appearance can impact her psychological condition and her self-beliefs. The colour blue is repeatedly linked to the...
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