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Mohammad Ghaffary

Mohammad Ghaffary

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4012-0093
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55573741900
Faculty: Literature and Languages
Address: Arak University


Feminine Identity in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye: A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis
The Bluest Eye, Feminism, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis, Feminist stylistics, patriarchy
Researchers Mohammad Ghaffary(PrimaryAdvisor)، Hamid Reza Dowlatabadi(Advisor)، Alaa Yahya Karam Al-Yasari(Student)


Feminism was a social theory, political movement, and beliefs that advocate for women's equal rights in society. Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye recognized as an American classic and an important portrayal of African American life afterwards the Great Depression. This study explored the feminine identity of African American women in The Bluest Eye. This thesis focused on the emotional state of women in Morrison's works. The condition of African American women was pitiful, and they were all victims of society and patriarchal culture. The Bluest Eye considered an emotional, cultural, and historical masterpiece. Feminist discourse analysis was a great way to understand the complicated relationship between language and gender. It could be used to promote gender equality in literature and other areas. Morrison's The Bluest Eye considered an effort to shed light on the issue of internalized racism and its devastating impact on young women, who are among the most vulnerable elements of any society. The study analyzed Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye from a feminist perspective, arriving at the argument that women should enjoy the same civil rights as men. The present study was a qualitative library research the methodology of to explore the linguistic representation of feminine identity in Morrison's The Bluest Eye. Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye offers a profound exploration of feminine identity, exposing the damaging effects of racialized beauty standards and systemic oppression on African-American women. Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye has had significant implications for literary scholarship and critical discussions. It's often studied within the context of African American literature, postcolonial studies, and feminist literary criticism. The novel's exploration of self-image, beauty ideals, and racial identity has sparked dialogues about the societal impact of such standards on marginalized communities.