Ray Moore’s Study Guides aim to provide readers with insights into important texts.
The Bluest Eye, Toni Morrison’s first novel, explores the black experience in a world whose culture is dominated by white values. The result is a poignant tragedy about the destruction of innocence.
- An introduction;
- A detailed discussion of characters, genre, setting, narrative voice, themes, and symbols;
- A chapter-by-chapter commentary and guiding questions that suggest topics for further discussion and thought;
- Two graphic organizers that allow the reader to make concise notes;
- A glossary of relevant literary terms;
- A literary terms activity;
- An annotated bibliography;
- Suggestions for group discussion and post-reading activities.
Morrison won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. The Bluest Eye is the perfect introduction to her writing.
About the Author
Ray Moore was born in Nottingham, England in 1950. He obtained his Masters Degree in Literature at Lancaster University in 1974 and then taught in secondary education for twenty-eight years before moving to Florida with his wife in 2002. For the next ten years, he taught English and Information Technology in the International Baccalaureate Program at Vanguard High School in Ocala. He retired in July 2012 and is now a full-time writer and fitness fanatic.