Compare and Constrast Essay on The Bluest Eye

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The Bluest Eye


" The Bluest Eye
Everywhere we go there are going to be stereotypes that can affect us in our daily lives.
Even stereotypes from years ago are still sometimes present today. For years Caucasian
blue-eyed dolls was considered the best and most perfect gift for every little girl. For
this time period it was considered perfect but many girls did not have the features that
the doll had. This in some cases would affect minority's, who would come to think that
their features such as dark skin, and nappy hair were ugly. In "The Bluest Eye", Claudia a
little girl receives a little white doll for Christmas. In receiving this doll Claudia
shows that receiving one of these dolls does not make every little girl happy.

In this story Claudia receives a Caucasian doll for Christmas and describes it as a scary
blue-eyed yellow haired doll. Her parents were expecting Claudia to be very happy and
treat the white doll with care. The opposite of what was expected happened; she showed
hatred and violence against the doll. This is a concern as to why she showed such ill
feelings toward this doll.

Claudia analyzed the doll wondering what the world thought was so pretty about this doll,
before she destroyed it. Her actions portray that she was jealous and almost insecure
about herself. This story took place in the early 70's when African Americans were still
oppressed and white people were considered a superior being. This can explain some of the
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