Wednesday, February 02, 2005


Part 2-February 5, 2005 Lab Activity-THE BLUEST EYE

Answer the following in complete sentences and in paragraphs.

1. What do the "blue eyes" symbolize? The blue eyes rep. the white people and pacola.

2. With current technology, anyone could have blue eyes with the help of contact lenses. Is the desire to have blue eyes the same as Pecola's?why and why not? Maybe,because you want to change your physical apperance and it is also not because you can always change your contacts but not your actsual eye color to become parmenat and thats what pacola wants.Something she can't have.

3. What role does Soaphead Church play in this novel? Why is his character important?He plays the helper or peacemaker.He's important to pacola and the people because they belive that he is god and that he can change stuff just like him.

4. In many ways, this novel is about loss. Give as many examples of loss as possible.
1.losing your baby
2.losing your faith
3.losing your arm

5. Why do you suppose that Cholly tried to burn the house down with his family in it?

6. The novel offers hope. Find evidence and support it.

7. What do the seeds represent?

8. In the end, when Pecola has the dialogue with her imaginary friend, how does the blue eyes comfort her?

9. How was Pecola like holy water for the whole town?