Morrison first inserts the "Dick and Jane" story at the beginning of the novel, preceding the adult Claudia's reflections of her childhood in the fall of 1941. As the previous educator mentioned, the excerpt initially appears as a harmonious narrative. Then, in the very next paragraph, it has almost no punctuation and the proper names are no longer capitalized. In the third paragraph, the letters are completely blended together.
In other parts of the novel, the "Dick and Jane" motif reappears to break up sections. However, it never again appears whole, as at the beginning, but only in excerpts. The second time it appears is after Claudia and Frieda's mother finds out that Pecola has started to menstruate and before the description of the old "abandoned store" where the Breedloves live. This time, Morrison uses the "Here is the house" portion of the story. The letters are all capitalized now and, again, blend into each other.
Before introducing the Breedloves, she uses the "Here is the...
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