The Bluest Eye is the title of the book. The author of the book is Toni Morrison. Some important facts that influence the story is that, the town where the story takes place is where Morrison grew up as a little girl. Also, the time that the story takes place (1941) is the same time Morrison would be nine years old. The same age as the narrator of the story (Claudia MacTeer). The title of the story is developed out of a conversation she had had in elementary school with another little girl, who wished for blue eyes. She was still thinking about this conversation in the 1960s, when the Black is Beautiful movement worked to reclaim African-American beauty. .
2. The setting of the story is takes place in Lorain, Ohio. The time is 1940 to 1941. The setting of the story is important because it explains what kind of environment the characters lived in and it explains how the white community treated the black community.
3. All of the characters all realistic. The main characters are Pecola Breedlove, Claudia MacTeer, Cholly Breedlove, Frieda MacTeer, and Pauline (Polly) Breedlove. Pecola is the main character in the story and she is eleven-years-old. She wishes for blue eyes because she thinks they will make her beautiful. Claudia she is the narrator at sometimes and she is nine-years-old. She is independent and strong-minded. Cholly is Pecola's father he is very abusive towards women in his life. He rapes Pecola and she gets pregnant with his baby. Frieda is Claudia"s ten-year-old sister. She is experienced about the adult world and is sometimes braver than Claudia. Polly is Pecola's mother she also thinks she is ugly. She gets drawn into romantic movies and she adores a white family who she cleans for. She loves this family even more than her own family. None of the characters represent symbols because they are all real people. .
4. The quote that describes Pecola, "Long hours she sat looking in the mirror, trying to discover the secret of the ugliness, the ugliness that made her ignored or despised at school, by teachers and classmates alike.