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  1. Writers should not stick to art alone.
  2. The Bluest Eye.
  3. The central theme of The Bluest Eye.
  4. The essence of the story.
  5. Conclusion.

Literature has body as well as soul. It possesses qualities of sound and color, fancy and imagination. However, literature is much more than sound and color; it is a living thing of blood and fire, capable of infinite power and beauty. It is not an inanimate thing of dead words, sentences, stanzas, and paragraphs but a living force. Whoever makes and uses literature to evoke beauty of sound or color or imagination is not exploiting the gift of literature for all that it is worth; he or she is exploiting it only in those qualities that are inherent in the world but external to the mind and soul of man.

[...] While the context of Morrison's novel is set in the 1970s America, the subject remains relevant to today's society and is a commentary on today's culture. In this world where people are increasingly becoming more conscious about their physical appearance, it is not surprising that women today resort to such means as diet, exercise, pills, and surgery to improve their overall attractiveness. The novel is socially relevant to today's consumer society. The Bluest Eye suggests that exposure to body imagery in advertising, film, and other visual media not only makes individuals more conscious and aware of their own bodily state, inducing them to seek out models of physical beauty, but also more vulnerable to the allure of the consumer market. [...]

[...] In this movement, writers demarcated the effect of the Euro- American value and cultural colonization of the black community and vigorously pursued a black aesthetic. Related to race and beauty is poverty. The Breedloves are portrayed as dirt poor, and it is the extent of their poverty that strips them of their sense of human worth and leaves them more vulnerable to the cultural propaganda of the ruling class. Their house, significantly a run-down, abandoned store, reflects no stability. The family members come and go like store patrons, having no sense of family love and unity. [...]

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