"All of our waste which we dumped on her and which she absorbed. And all of our beauty, which was hers first and which she gave to us." The Bluest Eye"All of our waste which we dumped on her and which she absorbed. And all of our beauty, which was hers first and which she gave to us." The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is one of my favorite books. It tells an amazingly powerful story of a girl named Pecola. There are so many reasons why The Bluest Eye is so great. This story has everything a reader wants. When Toni Morrison is describing moments that happen in The Bluest Eye, the reader will actually feel it. The most hated character, Cholly, just makes the story feel real. Pecola had unspeakable things happen to her in the story. Many books try to copy the art work of the The Bluest Eye, but have never come close. The reader will understand why The Bluest Eye is on a different level than most other books.
Toni Morrison is known for her well written books, The Bluest Eye being one of them. Morrison is extremely skillful in saying things without plainly saying it. "Adults do not talk to us- they give us directions. They issue orders without providing information. When we trip or fall down they glance at us; if we cut ourselves they ask if we are crazy." This quote tells us that children should be seen and not heard, without actually saying it. The Bluest Eye is so beautifully written it's like reading poetry. "Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, stupid people love stupidly, but the live of a free man is never safe". This line seems like it came right out of a poem. The Bluest Eye is written so well that it is heart wrenching. When Morrison explains the lives of her characters, the reader feels the pain that the people in the book went through. All of the reader's senses become involved when reading The Bluest Eye.
Pecola who was looked at as ugly is the next reason why The Bluest Eye is my favorite book. Pecola is the daughter of Mrs. and Mr. Breedlove, she is the sister of Sam. She is a poor, young, African American girl. Pecola in the story is loved at as ugly. Even her mother, her own mother, admits "But I knowed she was ugly. Head full of pretty hair, but lord was she ugly". She longs to be loved asking "How do you do that, how do you get someone to love you?". Wanting "Pretty eyes. Pretty blue eyes. Big pretty blue eyes.", Pecola thinks that this will make her pretty. Believing if she had these eyes her parents would say "Why, look at pretty eyed Pecola. We mustn't do bad things in front of those pretty eyes". Believing this Pecola is like many girls today wanting to be pretty, and to have a happy family. Sadly, if her happy family wasn't crushed before, it was definitely crushed now. Pecola was raped by her very own father. "Pecola's father had dropped his seeds in his own plot of black dirt." Not only was Pecola raped by her father, she was carrying his child. Now tell me, wouldn't your mother be mad at your father if he had raped you? Well, for some strange reason Pecola's mother blamed her daughter for everything. The mother's resentment for the daughter came out in the book, she was hated by her mother. Pecola represented everything ugly in the world, her character showed everything people try to hide behind close doors.
Cholly does the most hated thing in the story. As the reader finds out about his past the reader realizes why Cholly did it. Cholly represents how one's childhood will effect one's future as an adult. When Cholly's mother passes away he goes to live with his "aunt". Poor Cholly's innocence was at risk in that house. When Cholly was asleep his so called "Aunt" came in the room and had her with him. During Cholly's youth, he went to a field with a girl. Cholly and the girl was in the middle of having sex, when they were rudely interrupted by two white men. The white man said "Go on and finish. And nigger, make it good", shining the light on his behind. This will impact his ability to show love in the future. Later the story tells of Cholly searching for his father. He leaves his house in search of the man he hopes to call "dad". When he found his father, it was nothing he excepted as he saw him playing pool in some bar. The father, Cholly's supposed "dad", wanted nothing to do with him as he told Cholly to leave. Cholly was crushed as he ran to a dirty alley way. As his disappointment took over him, he defecated on himself. This was a turning point in his life, he loss all hope in his self. It is no wonder why Cholly couldn't show his own daughter love. Cholly raped his daughter in an attempt to show her how deeply he loved her. Cholly thought. "He wanted to break her neck but tenderly." He wanted her to be happy, but because of his past he didn't have the tools to show her his love. Cholly only harmed his daughter and everyone he loved.
In conclusion, The Bluest Eye is one of my favorite books of all time. The reader will picture every event that is being described in the book. Pecola not only shows the evil of society, but the innocence of a little girl. Cholly's life was so full of disappointment, it is no wonder why he did half the things he did. This book has all the elements of a great novel. No wonder why many writers try to mimic its greatness. Why don't you pick this wonderful story up and read it? Maybe then you will understand this quote "Our innocence and faith were no more productive than his lust or despair.” ...more
Have you ever read a book that was the same old same old, but still brought something new to the table? Well, the story “The Adventures ofNew and Old
Have you ever read a book that was the same old same old, but still brought something new to the table? Well, the story “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain does just that. For this reason I have two different opinions about this book, those opinions are good and bad. The fact that this book is something I can see on the news is one reason why I despise it. The conflict between man verses man, doesn’t really seem realistic to me. On the contrary, I admire this book. It shows both sides of the fence, and eliminates the idea that the grass is greener on the other side.
For starters, one reasons I absolutely loath this book is because it repeats or restates things that are happening today in the present. In the story Huck joins a gang, like Tom proposes. “Now we’ll start this of robbers and call it Tom Sawyers Gang.”, there are actual gangs in the real world too. The difference between Huck’s gang and the gangs in my neighborhood is that the gangs in my neighborhood really do kill and rob people. The violence in the story is nothing compared to the violence in my everyday life. If I watched the news right now, I can guarantee someone is dead do to violence. When Buck got shot in the story, it wasn’t anything new to my normal life. I know people who got shot; I hear people shooting at each other all the time. I hear gun shots so much, I can tell the difference between a gunshot and a fire cracker. This story brings nothing new to my table called “life”.
The following reason is the resolution to the conflict irritates me. What conflict bothers you? The conflict between Huck and his father, Pap, annoys me to no end. In the story Huck’s father was abusive, neglected and jealous, of and to Huck, but that is not what seems unrealistic to me. “I slipped the ramrod it to make sure it was loaded and then I laid it across the trans barrel, pointing towards pap, and set down behind it to wait for him to stir.”, at this exact moment Huck had the chance to kill his father, but didn’t take it. Any real person would have shot their father if their father was like Pap. I mean, Huck had a chance to get revenge for what his father did to him, and didn’t take it. His father even tried to kill Huck, but Huck still didn’t shoot him. If that was a real person, they would have got their revenge; all people want revenge when someone hurts them. That is why I feel that this story is a bit unrealistic to how people really behave.
The only reason why I actually like this book is for what this books shows. Many stories do not show both sides of the fence like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, does. All I can say while reading this story is “WOW! This author must have been really opened minded while writing this story”. This story proves to be very revealing of how people think and how guilt affects people’s actions. The perfect example is the relationship between Jim and Huck was more of a guilt, then love and compassion. “I got a feeling to mean and miserable I most wished I was dead” Huck said, when he was between a rock and a hard place. Huck believed that freeing a slave was wrong, but Jim made Huck feel guilty by saying he was a great man for freeing Jim. This story shows the two total opposites clashing and cladding all the time. These opposites are not something everyone wrote about back then. By doing this Mark Twain brings something totally new to the table of literature.
Well, that is all I have to say about “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain. The story makes me feel like I already been there and done that before. The conflict between Huck and Pap seems fairy tale like to me. Even with all this said I still have to admit, the story still brings fresh splash of ice tea to my glass of boring water. Remember if you want to read a story that fuels your boredom, but at the same time gives you something new, read “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain. You will only be half asleep reading it!
Have you ever read a book that just made you flat out mad? Well the book “ Dreams of my Father ” by Barack Obama is one those books. This book lacks cHave you ever read a book that just made you flat out mad? Well the book “ Dreams of my Father ” by Barack Obama is one those books. This book lacks common sense that ever book should have. It pays so much attention to characters that do not deserve the time of day. Barack makes his life sound unbearable when in reality his life is really easy.
First, I feel that Obama is making too much fuss over whether he is white or black. As an interracial child that I am, I feel that all you should know what you are by looking at who sits at your dinner table.Instead of doing this Obama went on a trip around the world to find out who his was, which made everything complicated.He always made it is a life project when it was so easy to figure out.
Second, Barack gave his father way to much credit in the book. His father left him to go to Africa while his mother raise him, but he made it seem that his father was the one that did all the hard work.He only saw his father maybe twice in the whole book, then had the nerve to act like his father raised him.He never once in the book recognize that his father left and that was that, instead he went to Africa on some life changing journey.
Finally, was that he made his life sound so hard, when in reality it was not the hard nock life the he made it out to be. Barack went to a private school to get the best education when other kids went to public. Barack got to go to college to become what he wanted to become, when other students never got that chance.He had a loving family the worship him more than anything else in the world.
All together this book was just a big mess. In the end it was a waste of my time reading because of three things. By Obama taking too much time on thing that weren’t important made this book one of the worst books I read. Please take caution before reading this book, so you don’t waste your time reading it. ...more
Have you ever heard someone say “Love can be a real battle field”? Well, “ Love Attack” takes that phase to the extreme in a hilarous way. With the kiHave you ever heard someone say “Love can be a real battle field”? Well, “ Love Attack” takes that phase to the extreme in a hilarous way. With the kick but characters the story comes to life. The hint of comedy puts this story in a crazy spin of amazement. The setting just sets the whole story up for laughs.
To start things off the characters give the story a splash of life. The characters in this story are wild and make plans on a drop of a dime. The main two character are very crazy and voilent. The girl fight for justice, while sometime her "justice" goes to far. The boy is the head of a gang, while his heart is so sweet.
Next is the comedy which is the body of the whole story that makes the moves. This start will keep you laughing to the cows come home and after that too. Somethings that that the characters will say will make bust a gut in laughing. It is filled with crazy, funny violence that makes you just want to keep reading. Just when you think the story can't get any funnier it does, like a punch in the face.
Last but not least is the setting, which is the heart of this story. The setting makes the story come to life and makes it very interesting.Thee setting of this story is a playful high school that lets the students to do anything. The setting of this story is the school the main characters go to, which the story filled of puppy love.
To wrap things up this story is a new, young, fun, vibrant, twist on life. The characters, comedy, and setting makes the story comes to life with fun amazement. Read “ Love Attack” and see how real the phase “Love can be a real battle field” really is. ...more