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Introspection And Self-Transformation: Empathy In Toni Morrison’S The Bluest Eye, Samantha Alongi Jan 2009

Introspection And Self-Transformation: Empathy In Toni Morrison’S The Bluest Eye, Samantha Alongi

Undergraduate Review

The ability to connect with and feel empathy for others is an innate quality within ourselves that serves to make each of us human. We empathize with the poor, homeless, and the less fortunate. Empathy drives us to do good for others; it allows us to make a difference in the world in which we live. In her novel The Bluest Eye the unfortunate situations and experiences in which Toni Morrison places her characters force readers to place themselves in the characters situation and grapple with the examination of oneself as a result. Moral essayist Samuel Johnson once wrote, “All ...