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  1. Breedlove's condition of life
  2. How do black people feel in this 1930's American society

In her novel ?The Bluest eye', Toni Morrison presents a portrayal of racism in the 1930's through the life of the Breedlove family, and specifically through the vision of the daughter, Pecola. In this story, the characters do not suffer from direct oppression, but the novel shows another aspect of racism. The reader is introduced to the daily routine of black people, with its abuse and humiliation, and can see the situation from the inside a black family. By discussing the life and sexuality of the characters, I will try to point out how the tragic destiny of Pecola and her family, along with their condition of life and their self-vision, is a synecdoche for the life of a black family in American society in the mid 1900's.

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