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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Periods 6 & 7, Post 15: A True Resolution?

Well, we've accomplished two things this week, of which we should be proud: we have finished reading Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, and we've made it to Christmas break!!

Several of you expressed dissatisfaction at the ending of The Bluest Eye, the conclusion of which leaves Pecola crazy and cast out of "civilized" society. My question to you is: why do you dislike the book's conclusion so strongly? What is the definition of a book's "resolution," in literary terms? What makes this novel's resolution so unsatisfactory? Is there anything that could have made the conclusion better?

Your comment will count as a homework assignment for the third marking period of the semester.

Enjoy your vacation from school, and have a safe and happy holiday season. Don't forget about your homework!! :-)


  1. Edwin Grullon

    I dislike the conclusion of this book strongly because of Pecola's pitiable situation as a piece of social refuse. Her irrationality at the end of the novel is her only way to escape the world where she cannot be beautiful and to get the blue eyes she desires from the beginning of the novel. I do believe that the conclusion of this novel was fathomable...

    Morrison sure does know how to use irony...

  2. Keanu McFarlane
    I disliked the end of the book because Pecola totally went crazy. Asking & answering her self questions.

  3. I really didnt like the ending because of what Pecola went through and she didnt get the blue eyes she really wanted