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near. Not because she was absurd or repulsive, or because we were frightened, but because we had failed her. Our flowers never grew so we avoided her forever. The years folded up like a pocket-handkerchief. Sammy left town long ago; Cholly died in the workhouse; Mrs. Breedlove still does housework. And Pecola is somewhere on the edge of the town." This brings up the concept of abandonment and how clearly even in her future her chances at being a social contributing member are slim. She is not accepted nor respected, even with blue eyes. This is due to her ugliness and the fact that the society around her is totally racist. You can sense ignorance on Pecola?s part because she just does not seem to understand that she is currently and outcast in society. "I even think now

that the land of the entire country was hostile to marigolds that year. Certain seeds it will not nurture, certain fruits it will not bear.." This relates to Pecola?s child and African Americans in general in this particular setting. Basically Pecola?s child has very little chance because "everything and everyone" is hostile towards blacks. If anything negative is going to happen it will be to an African American because by this quote they do not have any chance at becoming contributing members to society. The society that Pecola lives in is racist. The soil can represent the society and she does not have the chance to be nurtured, and it is the same reason that the flowers will not grow that season. "A little black girl who wanted to rise up out of the pit of

her blackness and see the world through blue eyes. For the first time he honestly wished he could work miracles." This comes from the character Soaphead who finally realizes what it must be like to be an African American in a racist society. If only Pecola could literally see life through the eyes of someone who is not oppressed by their society. Pecola only wants to live up to the image of a blue-eyed white person. This is important, and it shows that the author is not only speaking to the black person about their sorrows, but also to the white person which shows how a racist social system can wear down an innocent mind. Basically being white is being successful and Pecola has no hope in this society. It is not solely because of racism that Pecola is not accepted. Not only

does she have to deal with the hatred she receives from the white person, but also she is an outcast in the black infrastructure. This proves that Pecola is a "total victim" because she has no way out and the only way she can be normal is to try to change who she is in order to be someone she is not. Basically Pecola is totally entrapped by everything, her past (rape etc..), her present (society both black and white) and her future (she has very little hope at being an contributing member of society). 322