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Toni Morrisons The Bluest Eye Alice Walkers The Color Purple and Richard Wrights autobiography Black Boy all represent prejudicy The precedingnovels show the characters were typical victims not understading the division of poweramongst races The Bluest Eye a heart breaking story of a little back girl living in LorainOhio during the 1930s manifest the longing of Pecola Breedloves obsession for love Inorder to achieve love she would have to deny herself of her true identity and surrender towhat is thought to be beautiful and superior little white girls gifted with blond hair andblue eyes The novel procalaims the nations love for little white girls Sadly Pecolawishes every night to abolish her ugliness her blackness If she could only become beautiful she would be loved rather then become the subject of hatred ranging fompeople like her mother tro her teachers to her classmates Recounting the story of a blackgirls hardships in the world of prejudice Alice Walkers The Color Purple presents amoving story of love ill-treatment and growth Celie the main character advancestoward inner growth changing from a abused and submissive wife to an independent andconfident black women The story is written in Celies journal addressed to God This isbecause the only person she thinks she can trust is God I with her secrets From Celiesjournal the reader finds out about other characters in the novel such as AlfonsoMr Shug Nettie and Harpo The theme of the novel is straightforward and simpleLike many of the other novels devoted to the mistreatment of blacks and black womenespecially Much of the novel reflect points in the authors life The novel is derived fromAlice Walkers own personal experience growing up in the rural south as an abused anduneducated child Black Boy is an autobiography about Richard Wright He was born inthe rural Mississippi the grandson of slaves Richard Wright overcame every socialobstacle including poverty racism and limited education to achieve the
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