The Truest Eye
There is a view, that people themselves can create their reality. By the power of our own thoughts we can effect and create our reality and life. Also it is very important how person views him/herself, as this view and belief of who we are, have tremendous power and influence on our lives. If to view ourselves as weak, unhappy, awful we’ll have awful, pity life and if to love and view ourselves as happy and successful we will have such kind of life.
It is interesting to analyze characters of two books that we have read, to see how this idea works, how their personal views of themselves affect their lives. First book is called The Bluest Eye there is family of Breedlove’s: Pecola is young, 11 years old black girl. She is lonely, very imaginative, sensitive and very unhappy. She views herself as ugly one, thinks that all bad things that happen in her life are because of her blackness. She believes that no one loves her, because she is black. Pecola most of all wants blue eyes, as she believes that she will be beautiful, loved and respected. Pecola had this view because of the idealization of whiteness. Pecola and other think that whiteness is major and best thing that can be, and it will solve all their problems. Pecola wants blue eyes, she believes that everything in her life will be different and people won’t no more do ugly things to her. I think that Pecola’s desire to have blue eyes has more deep theme, I mean that she also could want to have white skin – as for me this more indicates whiteness, but she wants eyes. I think that she on some very deep, spiritual level wants to be seen differently. If she knew that to be seen differently she only needs to change view of herself, but not the color of the eyes. I feel for Pecola very much, she is so alone.
Pauline (Polly) is Pecola’s mother. Polly is defined in her marriage as a martyr. But she likes to “fight” with her husband, otherwise she would leave him. Polly also views herself as...