‘Ugliness that they accepted without question’

“You looked at them and wondered why they were so ugly; you looked closely and could not find the source. Then you realized that it came from conviction, their conviction. It was as though some mysterious all-knowing master had given each one a cloak of ugliness to wear, and they had accepted it without question. The master had said, ‘You are ugly people.’ They had looked about themselves and saw nothing to contradict the statement; saw, in fact, support for it leaning at them from every billboard, every moviem every glance. ‘Yes,’ they had said. ‘You are right.’ And they took the ugliness in their hands, threw it as a mantle over them, and went about the world with it. Dealing with it each according to his way.” -Claudia from Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

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3 comments on “‘Ugliness that they accepted without question’

  1. So you are trying to say in a way that logic is supreme?

    • therev2011 says:

      No. It’s just a quote from a Toni Morrison story about how people come to believe that they are ugly. Nothing more.

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