Summer (The Bluest Eye)

Title

Summer (The Bluest Eye)

Subject

Season

Description

Summer: the warmest season of the year, between spring and autumn.

Within the novel, summer consists of the last two chapters. Summer normally brings thoughts of freedom, fun, and joy. Within the novel the symbolism of this season contrasts with the plot of the story.

Within these chapters we see Pecola isolated from the rest of the community after being raped by her own father. Although she was already an outsider, within these chapters this idea grows so extreme that Pecola resorts to creating an imaginary friend. So rather than freedom and having fun with others, we see Pecola locked away from society, forced to spend time with only herself.

Creator

Nature

Source

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison

Contributor

Collected by: Keegan Struble

Type

Novel

Files

summer-sun-yellow-photography.jpg

Citation

Nature, “Summer (The Bluest Eye),” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed August 20, 2017, http://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/348.