The Bluest Eye

“Let it sit inside your head like a million women in Philly, Penn
It’s silly when girls sell their souls because it’s in
Look at where you be in, hair weaves like Europeans
Fake nails done by Koreans
Come again, come again, come again, my friend come again”

Above is a line from Lauryn hills ” Lauryn Hill Doo Wop (That Thing)”. She is highlighting the obsession that black girls have with trying to appeal to the standard of society. We learn in the “Bluest Eye” Pecola is trying to get blue eyes so she can be beautiful, we see her struggle because she is this “dark black ugly girl” from a “dark black ugly” family. We also see the praise of white people like Shirley Temple and with the light skin girl Maureen Peal. The whole story is loaded with black rejection and the effects of racism; all leading to the desire to change for what society defines as better.

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