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The Breedlove family knows pain They know their ugliness too and therefore they know loneliness hardship and misery Their poverty envelops them in shame forcing them to accept their defect The Breedloves find the confinement of their poverty distressing frustrating and oftentimes infuriating Thus each Breedlove senses that he or she may never experience happiness In her novel The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison depicts the piteous state of the Breedloves rented storefront apartment specifically she describes their sofa as a hated piece of furniture which produces a fretful malaise and limits the delight of things not related to it 37 Furthermore Morrison mentions how the fabric had split straight across the back by the time the couch was delivered and how the Breedloves still had to pay 480 a month for the sofa with the gaping chasm 36 The Breedlove family exists in a similar state They detest yet cannot escape from their destitution just as they cannot take any joy in owning the disfigured sofa 36 This adversity creates unbearable friction within the Breedlove family However as Pauline Cholly Sammy and Pecola Breedlove each attempt to find comfort and joy they consequently enlarge the gaping chasm between themselves and the rest of society 37 Like their sofa despised damaged and split the Breedlove familys self-hatred and perpetual suffering rips their family apart and ultimately severs them from reality Similar to the hate the Breedloves exhibit toward their tore couch they also manifest an exquisitely learned self-hatred 65 toward their ugliness which also produces a fretful malaise 37 However each family member reacts to his or her ugliness in different ways Pauline blames her feeling of separateness and unworthiness 111 on her broken foot analogous to the gash in the sofas fabric which imposes a joylessness stink 36 Cholly resorts to violence and anger in response to the malaise produced by his ugliness Sammy lacking confidence and pride in himself also uses his
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