Title Profile & Character Information

The Bluest Eye

Annotation
From Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison comes the story of a young black girl who longs to be like the blond, blue-eyed children that America loves-a novel "so charged with pain and wonder that it becomes poetry" (The New York Times).

Characters
NameBreedlove, Pecola
GenderFemale
TraitAfrican American

GenreLiterary
Coming of age
Psychological
Sociological
Fiction
TopicsSocial outcasts
African Americans
Girls
Dysfunctional families
Child sexual abuse
Racism
Nature of beauty
Disillusionment
Poverty
Social acceptance
SettingLorain, Ohio