Character of Pecola in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.
Protagonist: Pecola is the protagonist of The Bluest Eye, but despite this central role; she is passive and remains a mysterious character. Pecola is the eleven-year-old black girl around whom the story revolves. She is abused by almost everyone in the novel and eventually suffers two hurtful rapes. Pecola’s experiences, however, are not classical of all black girls. She is frequently called “ugly” by nearly everyone in her life, from the mean kids at school to her own mother.
Sorrows: Pecola has never had proper clothing or food, and she is eventually put out of her own home because her father starts a fire in one of his drunken stupors and burns down the house.