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Exactly what does it mean to be self-reliant To be reliant on ones own capabilities judgment or resources maybe Well it means a lot of different things to a lot of different people To some it means to struggle through ones circumstances To some it means ensuing ones dreams And yet to others it means following tradition Although each connotation has a different motive for being self reliant all of those motives sprout from characters hardships Self-Reliance was imposed upon Pecola in The Bluest Eye She had no choice but to be self-reliant Pecola was abandoned a victim of racism and raped by her father She had nobody to turn to Even total strangers treat her like garbage She be lucky if it dont live Bound to be the ugliest thing walking Cant help but be Ought to be a law two ugly people doubling up like that to make more ugly Be better off in the ground Morrison Page 148 Since no one is willing to provide for her she must somehow provide for herself It is like she has been thrown into a pool of melancholic acid and every day she sinks deeper and deeper the satirical substance eating away from the inside out until she hits the bottom and is consumed by the phlogiston She has so many hardships that her caustic circumstances drive her to schizophrenia Page 151 Ever since I got my blue eyes Mrs Breedlove look away from me all of the time Do you suppose shes jealous too Could be They are pretty you know I know Soaphead really did a good job Everybodys jealous Every time I look at somebody they look off Is that why nobody has told you how pretty they are Sure it is Can you imagine Something like that happening to a person and nobody but nobody saying anything about it They all try to pretend they dont see them Isnt that
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