History Literature / TheBluestEye

30th May '18 8:24:16 AM TheBest345
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* {{Foil}}: Claudia and Frieda's parents show ToughLove and protectiveness to their children, whereas the Breedloves are regularly abusive, [[spoiler: sometimes incestual]], and barely even care about their kids.


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* PapaWolf: Frieda's dad and an entourage almost beat the crap out of Mr. Henry, the man who's briefly staying with them, for molestign Frieda.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Pecola's brother Sammie has this as one of his many coping mechanisms whenever his parents fight, though he always ends up coming back. [[spoiler: Though after Cholly dies, he might just be leaving for good.]]


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* TeenPregnancy: [[spoiler: Pecola ends up becoming pregnant after her rape at the hands of her father. It doesn't [[ConvenientMiscarriage end well for her.]]]]
19th Feb '18 6:29:06 AM fruitstripegum
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* UncannyValley: InUniverse, Claudia states that she's "physically revolted by and secretly frightened of" Raggedy Ann dolls. [[invoked]]



* UncannyValley: InUniverse, Claudia states that she's "physically revolted by and secretly frightened of" Raggedy Ann dolls. [[invoked]]
5th Oct '17 8:21:06 PM PaulA
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* UnconventionalFormatting: A chunk of language intended to [[TakeThat spoof the idyllic middle class family perfection of the iconic]] Literature/DickAndJane books is repeated, first with no punctuation, and then with no punctuation or line breaks, and no spaces between the words.
8th May '17 9:20:41 PM maditron
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* TheUnfavorite: Pecola manages to pull this off despite being an only child, a distant second in her mother's heart to the (white) daughter of the family she serves.

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* TheUnfavorite: Pecola manages to pull this off despite being an only child, is a distant second in her mother's heart to the (white) daughter of the family she serves.
22nd Feb '16 3:44:37 PM MegaMarioMan
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* AerithAndBob: The three women Pecola hangs out with: China, Poland, and Miss Marie.

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* AerithAndBob: The three women whores Pecola hangs out with: China, Poland, and Miss Marie.Marie. Although it also gets subverted, since Claudia and her family refer to Miss Marie as [[SpellMyNameWithAThe the]] Maginot Line.


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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: Although it's not always capitalized, the word "the" usually appears before the Maginot Line's name.
19th Feb '16 12:27:23 PM MegaMarioMan
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* {{Hypocrite}}: The boys who bully Pecola for being black and her dad sleeping naked. Claudia lampshades it when she says "That they themselves were black, or that their own father had similarly relaxed habits was irrelevant."



* KidsAreCruel: Junior, and the gang of boys who bully Pecola.

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* KidsAreCruel: Junior, KidsAreCruel:
** Rosemary's EstablishingCharacterMoment is her sitting in the back of her dad's Buick eating bread
and butter, before stopping to roll down the window just so that she can tell Claudia and Frieda that they can't come in.
** The
gang of boys who bully Pecola for her being black and (their assumption that) her dad sleeping naked.
** Junior. He gets Pecola in his house under the guise of giving her a pet cat, and when she tries to leave with it, Junior heads outside and holds the door closed while laughing at her. When Pecola stops crying because she's playing with the cat, Junior, "curious at not hearing her sobs", opens the door, sees her playing with the cat, and tries to take it back, and when Pecola tries to take it from him, the cat ends up being thrown across the room [[spoiler: and lands on a radiator and dies]]. When Junior's mom comes home and sees this, he immediately blames it on
Pecola.



10th Feb '16 8:19:00 AM MegaMarioMan
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* UncannyValley: {{In-Universe}}, Claudia states that she's "physically revolted by and secretly frightened of" Raggedy Ann dolls. [[invoked]]

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* UncannyValley: {{In-Universe}}, InUniverse, Claudia states that she's "physically revolted by and secretly frightened of" Raggedy Ann dolls. [[invoked]]
10th Feb '16 8:18:03 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ShoutOut: To ShirleyTemple and Raggedy Ann and Andy. Also, Vulcans are brought up. Presumably, not [[Franchise/StarTrek THOSE]] Vulcans, though.

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* ShoutOut: To ShirleyTemple Creator/ShirleyTemple and Raggedy Ann and Andy. Also, Vulcans are brought up. Presumably, not [[Franchise/StarTrek THOSE]] Vulcans, though.




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* UncannyValley: {{In-Universe}}, Claudia states that she's "physically revolted by and secretly frightened of" Raggedy Ann dolls. [[invoked]]
10th Feb '16 5:48:01 AM MegaMarioMan
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* AerithAndBob: The three women Pecola hangs out with: China, Poland, and Miss Marie.
1st Dec '15 12:23:41 PM 1204UFP
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* AbusiveParents: Pecola parents, Pauline and Cholly. Pauline ''constantly'' calls her own daughter ''ugly'', and treats her as TheUnfavorite to a child that ''isn't even hers''. Cholly is worse, ''he rapes her'', you can't get any worse than that.

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* AbusiveParents: Pecola Pecola's parents, Pauline and Cholly. Pauline ''constantly'' calls her own daughter ''ugly'', and treats her as TheUnfavorite to a child that ''isn't even hers''. Cholly is worse, ''he rapes her'', you can't get any worse than that.
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