The Lessons of Acceptance Learned from “The Source of Self-Regard”

Assigned “The Bluest Eye” in high school, I eagerly explored Morrison’s works, gripped by her examinations of identity and self-acceptance. Rereading “The Source of Self-Regard” years later unveiled fresh understanding, as Morrison draws from history and her own creative process. Her eulogies honor King and Baldwin, friends battling oppression. Morrison’s impact grows through her lyrical voice and focus on those marginalized.

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