A Closer Look at Cholly Breedlove

Today, Doret from Color Online and The Happy Nappy Bookseller tackles Morrison’s controversial depiction of Pecola’s father, Cholly Breedlove:

The first time through Cholly Breedlove was evil. Any man who would hit his wife, set his house of fire and rape is daughter couldn’t be anything but evil. Years later when I reread The Bluest Eye, I paid closer attention and noticed there was more to Cholly. I felt compassion towards him. This was the first time I had to reevaluate my perception towards a particular character after rereading a novel…

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