Perception of Apartheid in Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye


  • I.Sherline Sunitha Esthar Ph.D, scholar, Alagappa university, Dr. V. Ramakrishnan, Retd. Associate professor, Apsa college


The dilemma of the African American women is based on racial and sexist oppression
that constantly marginalizes her where she is confined in a pitiful state of nothingness. This
double oppression is best featured in Toni Morison’s novel The Bluest Eye. The current article
deals with how African American women have tragically fallen under the destructive spell of
sexism and racism and, consequently, marginality and alienation and analyses the feminist and
cultural theoretical approaches. The Bluest Eye discourse three influential issues: sexism,
racism and alienation. This triangle relationship exposed the African American women’s
tangled situation. Morrison criticizes the controversial forces of black and white, whereas the
white takes the advantage of history to justify their own right to rule on the basis of the
inferiority of a race and the superiority of another. Hence, the idea of justification of the history
and the falsified ideology establish cultural and ideological oppression leading to the alienation
of black women.


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Esthar, I. S. (2017). Perception of Apartheid in Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH , 5(10), 5. Retrieved from