The novel The Bluest Eye deals with the colour problem in America. Discuss.
A novel is a complex whole in which the elements constituting it are closely integrated. The motif of scapegoating is an important part of the total design of it. Another key element is the language and style. In her Nobel Prize Lecture (1993) Toni Morrison has said that whether language lives or dies depends upon those who use it. Referring to ‘.the mid-wifery properties” of language, she says tha* it should help in the birth of new ideas, it should “permit new knowledge” and “encourage the mutual exchange of ideas” and warns against “policing” the language. In her interviews she also talks about her agenda as a writer which is “to restore the language that black people spoke to its original power. That calls for a language that is rich but not ornate.”
The idea of the ‘inherent,’ superiority of the white and other lighter complexion is over black complexion persists to this day not only in the USA but elsewhere too