JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2014, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (6): 92-95.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2014.0018

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Paired Protagonists: an Interpretation of Morrison's The Bluest Eye

Li Jieping, Xu Jing   

  1. School of Foreign Languages, Ludong University, Yantai 264025, China
  • Received:2014-01-17 Online:2014-11-25 Published:2014-11-21

Abstract:

The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison creatively uses paired protagonists and paralleled narrative structure so as to break the bonds of traditional Bildungsroman in terms of form, content and significance. She vividly presents the difficult growing experience of black women, at the same time she makes the genre of Bildungsroman more complex with a new social significance.

Key words: Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye, paired characters, Bildungsroman, initiation protagonist

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