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When Pecolas is raped, Pecolas baby dies in autumn, the season of harvesting, Morrison

uses natural cycles to underline the unnaturalness and misery of her characters experiences. To

some degree, she also questions the benevolence of mature, as when Claudia wonders whether

the earth itself might have been unyielding to someone like Pecola.

Whiteness is associated with beauty and cleanliness, but also with sterility. In contrast

colour is associated with happiness, most clearly in the rainbow of yellow, green and purple

memories Pauline Breedlove sees when making love with Cholly. Morrison uses this imaginary

to emphasize the destructiveness of the black communitys privileging of whiteness and to

suggest that vibrant colour, rather than the pure absence of colour, is a strong image of freedom

and happiness.

Pecola is obsessed with having blue eyes because she believes that this mark of

conventional. White beauty will change the way that she is seen and therefore the way that sees

the world. There are continual references to other characters eyes as well for example. Mr.

Yacobowskis hospitality to Pecola resides in the blackness in his own eyes, as well as his

inability to see a black girl. This motif underlines the novels repeated concern for the difference

between superficial sight and true insight.

The black characters in The Bluest Eye who have internalized white, middle-class values

are obsessed with cleanliness. Geraldine and Mrs. Breedlove clean only the house of her white

employers, as if the Breedlove apartment is beyond her help. This fixation on cleanliness extend

into womens moral and emotional quests for purity, but the obsession with domestic and moral

sanitation leads them to cruel coldness. In contrast, one mark of Claudias strength of character is her
pleasure in her own dirt, a pleasure that represents self-confidence and a correct understanding of

the nature of happiness.

Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colours used to represent abstract ideas of concept

The House. The Bluest Eye(s). The Marigolds are the symbol effectively used and by Toni Morrison.

The Bluest Eye begins with a sentence from a Dick-and-Jane narrative; Here is the

house (1) Homes not only indicate socioeconomic status in this novel, but they also symbolize

the emotional situations and vales of the characters that inhabit them. The Breedlove apartment

is miserable and decrepit, suffering from Mrs. Breedloves preference for her employers home

over her own and symbolizing the misery of the Breedlove family. The MacTeer house is drafty

and dark, but it is carefully tended by Mrs. MacTeer and, according to Claudia, filled with love,

symbolizing that familys comparative cohesion.

They symbolizes Pecolas own blindness, for she gains blue eyes only at the cost of her

sanity. The Bluest Eye could also mean the saddest eye. Furthermore, eye puns on I, in the

sense that the novels title uses the singular form of the noun to express many of the characters

sad isolation.

Claudia and Frieda associate marigolds with the safety and well-being of Pecolas baby.

Their ceremonial offering of money and the remaining unsold marigold seeds represents an

honest sacrifice on their part. They believe that if the marigolds they have planted growth, then

Pecolas baby will be all right. More generally, marigolds represents the constant renewal of

nature. In pecolas case, this cycleo renewal is perverced by her fathers rape of her.

In 1993, The Nobel Foundation awarded Toni Morrison the nobel prize for Literature. By

wielding juxtaposition, tone, repetition, alliteration, voice, idioms, syntax with language.
Morrison creates an allegory in which the life and death of a book represents the life and death of

language. Morrison utilized her opportunity with a global captive audience.

The Bluest Eye and Beloved shows psychoanalytic theory of life and death instincts the

central characters in these novels Pecola and Sethe have the death instincts to escape from the

loneliness of life and the clutches of slavery. From the very beginning of the novels it is

understood that the death instinct is very deep within them and this made Pecola to create her

own world ( fantasy) and Sethe to take a drastic decision to kill her children, she succeed by

killing her eldest daughter. The mother daughter relationship is common in both the novels, but

the readers can see a different kind of mothering. It is mothers duty to include positive approach

towards life which helps to enhance the life instinct within us.

This study has attempted to identify that these aspects of death instinct plays an important

role in The Bluest Eye and Beloved, where it subdues the life instinct in other characters. Every

individual has both instincts in their life but it is better to have a positive approach towards life

through life instincts which makes life fulfilled. The novel can also be dealt or analyzed from

others perspectives that giving importance to the life instinct in other characters. Life instincts

always give a ray of hope in all.

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