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Destructive Force in Beauty (the Bluest Eye)

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Destructive Force in Beauty (the Bluest Eye)

The Destructive Force in Beauty

Beauty is dangerous, especially when you lack it. In the book “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison, we witness the effects that beauty brings. Specifically the collapse of Pecola Breedlove, due to her belief that she did not hold beauty. The media in the 1940’s as well as today imposes standards in which beauty is measured up to; but in reality beauty dwells within us all whether it’s visible or not there’s beauty in all; that beauty is unworthy if society brands you with the label of being ugly.

In the 1940’s as well as present day, the media pushed on society an image of perfection and beauty. This image is many times fake, but the naive cannot deceive, and it can become an icon of beauty. If you do not fall within the image then you are ugly. In the book “The Bluest Eye,” we witness the power that the media has on specific characters: Pecola Breedlove, Claudia

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