Claudia, Pecola, and Frieda are affected by not only their own social status, but others social status too - for example Geraldine and Maureen Peal.
Characters in the book use their social class as another reason for being ugly.
I explore how black girls, Pecola and Precious, are constrained by binary oppositions and constructions of race, gender, and childhood.
Because these binaries and constructs mark black girls as inferior, they are rendered invisible by dominant ideologies.
Using psychoanalytic and feminist theory, I interrogate how this invisibility is perpetuated by myths that have remained constant and how the black girls must navigate around and combat these mythologies.
Finally, I investigate how both Morrison and Sapphire share a multivocality through addressing issues of race, gender, and childhood, and their dismantling of these mythologies.Social class is also stated in the book early when Claudia talks about being “put out” and being “put outdoors”. These sentences say a lot about what and how people perceive others.This shows the difference between poverty and homelessness.“There is a difference between being put out and being put outdoors. People are not only judging others by their race in this book but also social class. You can use this password for unlimited period and you can share it with your friends! Once you place your order you will receive an email with the password.Pro Quest is not responsible for the content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system.in some cases, the file type may be unknown or may be a file. Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the supplemental files is subject to the Pro Quest Terms and Conditions of use.Claudia’s family can not afford to go through milk like that without losing a lot of money.Claudia’s mother says “Time for me to get out of the giving line and get in the getting line.”(24). The quality of her clothes threatened to derange Frieda and me.” page 63 (Toni Morrison).For Pecola Breedlove, this state of longing was reality.Blue eyes, blonde hair, and pale white skin was the definition of beauty.