International Journal of English Research

International Journal of English Research


International Journal of English Research
International Journal of English Research
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2016)

Problematics of love as EROS in the bluest eye


Payal

Eros, the source of eros among Mankinds and being the oldest among the Gods, is the originator of greatest benefits or perfection. But as eros and sex are closely intertwined, The Bluest Eye having been settled in the period of Great Migration and its ascribed socio-economic adversities, Puritanical framed chastity and western rigid religious discourses which seeing body disassociated from mind and intellect and as a site of unruly passions and carnal desires demands its control and repression, the expression of eros in the characters depicted in the novel hardly find itself able to be inspired with the so called God, Eros. Eros in The Bluest Eye’s men and women characters is either warped or repressed. Pauline and Cholly are those violent and abusing husband and wife who despite being actively engaged in sexual exchanges refrain to see the love as eros as a highly motivational force of mature and wise lovers and merely make shows of impure and base lovers motivated by Common Aphrodite described by Pausanias in the Platonic Symposium. Morrison also shows Pauline and Cholly’s movement from South to North in the hope of better economical opportunities as the major cause of mitigating their sexual intimacy.
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How to cite this article:
Payal. Problematics of love as EROS in the bluest eye. International Journal of English Research. 2016; 2(4): 22-23.