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International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 4(7), pp. 132-137, August, 2016

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2016.059

 

Review paper

 

The Black Communityís Ideologies Regarding Whiteness in Toni Morisonís The Bluest Eye: A Comparative Study between the American Standard of Beauty and Racism

 

Farhana Haque

 

Department of English and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Brac University, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

E-mail: dhak_121@yahoo.com

 

Accepted 21 August 2016

 
Abstract

 

This paper has been written to present the ideologies of black community regarding the standards of American beauty in Toni Morisonís The Bluest Eye. How the captivating ideas of ethereal beauty in the form of whiteness devoured their sense of actual beauty. While they were tend to grab the spurious whiteness, they made themselves far from their ancestral beauty which is blackness. Eventually they have met with the predicament situation and the precious existences became perished. The ugliness of racism came forward throughout the novel and their sense of inherited beauty was sold by the hands of whiteness.

 

Keywords: American standards of beauty, Racism, whiteness, Black community

 

Cite This Article As: Haque F (2016). The Black Communityís Ideologies Regarding Whiteness in Toni Morisonís The Bluest Eye: A Comparative Study between the American Standard of Beauty and Racism. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 4(7): 132-137

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