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Notes on Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" and "Sula"

Cliffsnotes Literature Guides

Paperback Published: 1st September 1997
ISBN: 9780822002512
Number Of Pages: 104
For Ages: 13+ years old

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. <p> <i>CliffsNotes on The Bluest Eye &amp; Sula</i> covers two of Toni Morrison&#8217;s unforgettable novels. <i>The Bluest Eye</i>, Morrison&#8217;s first novel, focuses on Pecola Breedlove, a lonely, young black girl living in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Ohio</st1:place></st1:State> in the late 1940s. Through Pecola, Morrison exposes the power and cruelty of white, middle-class American definitions of beauty. <p> <i>Sula</i>, Morrison&#8217;s second novel, focuses on a young black girl named Sula, who matures into a strong and determined woman in the face of adversity and the distrust, even hatred, of her by the black community in which she lives. Morrison delves into the strong female relationships and how these bonds nurture and threaten individual identity. <p> This study guide will take you beneath the surface of Morrison&#8217;s complex characters to uncover their universal themes. Helpful background information about the author brings these novels into context for even greater understanding. Other features that help you study include <ul type="disc"> <li>Complete character lists <li>A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters <li>Character analyses of major players <li>Glossary of difficult terms Critical essays <li>Review questions and essay topics </ul> <p> Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure &#8212; you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Life and Background of the Author.

The Bluest Eye.

Introduction to the Novel.

List of Characters.

A Brief Synopsis.

Structure of The Bluest Eye.

Critical Commentaries.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essay.

Review Questions and Essay Topics.

Sula.

Introduction to the Novel.

List of Characters.

A Brief Synopsis.

Critical Commentaries.

Character Analyses.

Critical Essays.

Review Questions and Essay Topics.

Selected Bibliography.

ISBN: 9780822002512
ISBN-10: 0822002515
Series: Cliffsnotes Literature Guides
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 1st September 1997
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.7  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.15