The Oppresed World and the Opressor- Oppressed Relationship in Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye

V. Brinda Shree
(Ph.D. Scholar), Assistant Professor in English
Department of Science & Humanities,
Sree Sakthi Engineering College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Volume 6, Issue 1, December 2017, Pages: 83-88
ISSN: 2320-2645, UGC Approved Journal No. 44248, Impact Factor: 3.125


This essay as an article seeks to explore the ill-effects of racism and oppression on women in Toni Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye. The oppressive world portrayed by Morrison, shows the loss of identity of the African – American’s quest for establishing his/her identity. Pain, horror, violence and crime are not uncommon but rather the order of the day to day life of the oppressed African-American women and it remains more exploited and violated. The essay also highlights and reveals the deplorable and bitter fact that the African-Americans remain totally oppressed and their struggle for progress remains stunted. The aim of this paper is to bring out the pathetic and helpless condition of the oppressed African-American women and the how the aggression and violence are all part of the oppressor –oppressed relationship.


Oppressed World, Oppressor – Oppressed Relationship, Racism, African-American Women, Feminist Ideas, Unsettling Quality, Subordination of Woman, Oppression of Woman, Patriarchal Society, Exploited Oppressed, Self-Image, The Zero Image