The Bluest Eye is about a black girl Pecola who grew up in Lorain, Ohio (hometown Toni Morrison) in the years after the Great Depression. Pecola has always been teased about her skin, hair and dark eyes, making her constantly living with inferiority and inferiority complex, she yearns for the characteristics of whites whom she thinks are more beautiful, in particular. is a pair of clear eyes. This desire for clear eyes represents the ultimate pain of self-obliterating identities. But when the young girl prays for her blue eyes, her personal life takes a painful turn.