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WEEK 12: THE BLUEST EYE

Preface

  • Ideal vs. Real

 

Autumn

  • Family and Community

  • What is the "hem of life"?

  • Why does Claudia "hate white baby dolls"?

  • "How do you get somebody to love you?"

HEREISTHEHOUSEITISGREENANDWHITE

  • House vs. Home

  • What is the "only living thing in the Breedloves' house?

HEREISTHEFAMILYMOTHERFATHERDICKANDJANE

  • "Please make me disappear"

  • Who defines beauty?

  • What is ugliness?

  • What are the "dandelions"?

 

Winter

  • Beauty and Worth

  • Race and Beauty

  • Contempt and Self-Contempt

  • How do we handle our hurt: stand up or fold up?

SEETHECATTHECATGOESMEOWMEOW

  • Who are "They"?

  • Why are Geraldine and Junior important?

 

Spring

  • "Polly"

SEEMOTHERMOTHERISVERYNICE

  • How a Dream Dies

  • Alienation and Loneliness

  • Movie Love

SEEFATHERHEISBIGANDSTRONG

  • How to Build a Monster

  • Theft of Innocence

  • "Dangerously Free"

SEETHEDOGGOBOWWOWBOWWOWGOESTHEDOG

  • Internalization and Self-Loathing

 

Summer

LOOKLOOKHERECOMESAFRIEND

  • "the bluest eyes"

WEEKLY MENU

 

MONDAY

Study Guide: Mama

Autumn: pp 296-314

 

TUESDAY 

Study Guide: Mrs. Breedlove

Autumn: pp 314-331

Homework: Distilled Notes

 

WEDNESDAY

Due: Distilled Notes

Study Guide: Maureen Peal

Winter: pp 331-344

 

THURSDAY

Winter: pp 344-353

 

FRIDAY

No School

 

WEEKEND

Catch up!