Why is The Bluest Eye a banned book?


Why is The Bluest Eye a banned book?

Reasons cited have included, “sexually explicit material,” “lots of graphic descriptions and lots of disturbing language,” and “an underlying socialist-communist agenda.” One complaint simply called it a “bad book.”

Where was The Bluest Eye first published?

New York
Quite scarce! Morrison’s first novel was published by Holt Rinehart Winston in New York, 1970.

What is the main idea of The Bluest Eye?

At its core, The Bluest Eye is a story about the oppression of women. The novel’s women not only suffer the horrors of racial oppression, but also the tyranny and violation brought upon them by the men in their lives. The novel depicts several phases of a woman’s development into womanhood.

What happens when Cholly finds his father?

It occurs to Cholly, irrationally, that Darlene might be pregnant, and he decides to run away and look for his father. He finds some money that Aunt Jimmy had hidden and spends several months working his way toward Macon, Georgia, where his father lives. From this point forward, Cholly is free in a dangerous way.

Why does Darlene hate Cholly?

We learn that Cholly hated Darlene only because his subconscious knew that directing his hatred towards the white men would have consumed him, and while having an explanation does not make the action any less inexcusable, we are told the emotions and thoughts that lead him to rape his own daugther.

What color is Geraldine’s cat?

Pecola is overwhelmed by the beauty and cleanliness of the house. Meanwhile, Junior throws the family cat, which has black fur and blue eyes, in her face.

What type of man is Cholly?

Cholly defines himself as a “free man” because not only does he function on the periphery of society as other blacks are expected to, but he also lives outside the society of the black community and is the constant source of their gossip.

Why did Velma leave Soaphead?

At seventeen, Soaphead Church meets a woman named Velma, and marries. She is drawn to his meticulous habits and lack of humor, as she desires to introduce him to the pleasure and joy of life. After two months of marriage, however, Velma realizes that she will never change him, and leaves.

What is Pecola’s favorite candy?

Once outside the store, utterly convinced of her ugliness, Pecola insatiably consumes Mary Jane candies, staring at the perfect and pretty, blond, blue-eyed girl on the pale wrapper.

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