Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

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Index
Absalom! Absalom! ( Faulkner), 62-63
Adorno, Theodor, 142-43
" Afterword" ( Morrison), 163-67
" Alas, Poor Richard" ( Baldwin), 67
Alienation, 48-49, 85
Althusser, Louis, 171
Anaphora, 148
Animal metaphor, 177
Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, The ( Johnson), 84
Awkward, Michael, 65-103, 186, 205, 240, 244
Back, Francis, 112
Baker, Houston, 89, 90-95
Bakerman, Jane, 160
Baldwin, James, 66, 67, 78-79, 80
Bambara, Toni Cade, 134
Barthes, Roland, 137-38, 171
Bay Boy, 15, 24-25, 155,156
Beauty, 173

Claudia and Frieda and, 154, 170, 191

dominant culture's standards of, 150, 153-54

Maureen and, 148, 149, 154, 155, 156, 159, 177-78, 206

Morrison on, 163-64

Pauline and, 154, 178, 186, 206, 233, 234

Pecola and, 161, 163, 189-90, 192, 206, 227, 236, 237, see also Blue eyes

as political concept, 169-70

race and, 105-19

See also Blue eyes; Temple, Shirley; Whiteness, myth of

Bell, Bernard, 226
Bell, Timothy, 190
Beloved,1, 2, 122, 130, 131, 136, 138, 210
Black Boy ( Wright), 67
Black boys, Pecola negated by, 24, 80-81, 82, 84, 185, 205, 231
Black childhood, symbolic matrix of, 33-43
" Black Girlhood and Black Womanhood: The Bluest Eye and Sula" ( Furman), 183-201
" Bleak Beginnings: The Bluest Eye" ( Demetrakopoulos), 27-32
Bloom, Harold, 1-2, 67
Blue eyes

of Geraldine's cat, 177

Morrison on, 163

Pauline and, 206

Pecola and, 5, 7, 22, 25-26, 30, 41, 42, 66, 77-78, 100, 107-8,

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