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The song " Accept Yourself" relates to this specific scene because its sending a positive messsage to Pecola telling her to stop being so self conciensce and to finally accept herself for who she really is.The main message of this song is to accept yourself for who you are in order to see the goodness of life. In the novel, Pecola does not feel so happy with her life, and believes that, if she had blue eyes, her life would be much better. Instead, Pecola should not focus too much on what she does not have and rather open her eyes to what she does have.Unfortunately, Pecola does not realize that, and continues to wish for something unrealistic.
Scene 2:What defines beauty?
The song" Beautiful People" fits this scene because it expresses specifically as to how Pecola, Freida, and Claudia sometimes feel regarding white people like Maureen. The setting in which the novel takes place mostly portrays beauty as being white, blue eyed, or yellow haired. Not to mention,the whites are more often richer than any of the blacks which allows them to have more advantages, and therefore get what they want just like the song says. Due to that, many of the whites look down upon the blacks thinking theyre worth more which causes some of the blacks such as Pecola to feel insecure, and hurt.
Scene 1:WHY CANT I HAVE BLUE EYES?
“What can I do for you, my child?”
She stood there, her hands folded across her stomach, a little protruding pot of tummy. “Maybe. Maybe you can do it for me.”
“Do what for you?”
“I can’t go to school no more. And I thought maybe you could help me.”
“Help you how? Tell me. Don’t be frightened.”
“My eyes.”
“What about your eyes?’
“I want them blue.”.... “ . I can do nothing for you, my child. I am not a magician. ( Pgs 173-174)

Everyday you must say
so how do I feel about my life
anything is hard to find
when you will not open your eyes
when will you accept yourself?
I am sick and I am dull
and I am plain
how dearly I'd love to get carried away
oh but dreams have a knack of just not coming true
and time is against me now
Who and what to blame?
anything is hard to find
when you will not open your eyes
when will you accept yourself?
for heaven's sake
anything is hard to find
when you will not open your eyes
everyday you must say
how do I feel about the past
Others conquered love - but I ran


I sat in my room and I drew up a plan
but plans can fall through as so often they do
and time is against me now
And there's no one left to blame
tell me when will you
when will you accept your life
the one that you hate
for anything is hard to find
when you will not open your eyes
everyday you must say
how do I feel about my shoes
They make me awkward and plain
how dearly I would love to kick with the fray
but I once had a dream and it never came true
and time is against me now
time is against me now
And there's no one but yourself to blame
anything is hard to find
when you will not open your eyes
anything is hard to find
for heaven's sake
anything is hard to find
when you will not open your eyes
when will you accept yourself?
when?

"Accept Yourself" by: The Smiths
Composer: Marr John Martin

Pecola stood a little apart from us, her eyes hinged in the direction in which Maureen had fled. She seemed to fold into herself, like a pleated wing. Her pain antagonized me. I wanted to open her up, crisp her edges, ram a stick down that hunched and curving spine, force her to stand erect and spit the misery out on the streets. But she held it in where it could lap up into her eyes. (Pg 73-74)
"What do I care about her old black daddy?" asked Maureen.
"Black? Who you calling black?"
"You!"
"You think you so cute!" I swung at her and missed, hitting Pecola in the face. Furious at my clumsiness, I threw my notebook at her but it caught her in the small of her velvet back, for she had turned and was flying across the street with traffic. Safe on the other side, she screamed at us, " I
am
cute! And you ugly! Black and ugly e mos I
am
cute!"....
"Beautiful People" By: Cher Lloyd
Writers: Wolfinbarger, Chad Douglas/ Kronlund, Alexander Erik/ Hamilton, Tom.
t's my last big breath what you want me to do?
When you act all cool like you already knew
then i'll be stuck here cold, just waiting it through
'till your heart starts beating for that somebody new

You know that it's true
Cause it's beautiful people like you, who get whatever they want
and it's beautiful people like you, who suck the life right outta my heart
and it's beautiful people like you, who make me cry
'cause nobody else could be nearly as cruel as you

It's a wicked game that you making me play (making me play)
Where I crawl back home as your walking away (hey, hey)
then it's all quiet clear what you want me to say? (what you want me to say)
But you'll be so long gone if i ask you to stay

You know that it's true

Cause it's beautiful people like you, who get whatever they want
and it's beautiful people like you, who suck the life right outta my heart
and it's beautiful people like you, who make me cry
cause nobody else could be nearly as cruel as you

It's my last big breath, what you want me to do
When you act all cool, like you already knew

Cause it's beautiful people like you, who get whatever they want
and it's beautiful people like you, who suck the life right outta my heart
and it's beautiful people like you, who make me cry
cause nobody else could be nearly as cruel as you (no one, no one, no one)

Nobody else could be nearly as cruel as you, as you
The reason I chose this scene is because it shows how desperately Pecola wants her eyes to be blue.She does not realize that she is asking for something unrealistic and believes that if she keeps wishing for that one thing, it will come true. It also shows as to how hopeful she is about getting her wish fullfilled.

I believe this scene was very important to this book because it showed the kind of things Pecola had to put up with just because of her race and overall appearance.It also gave a reason as to why Pecola acts and feels the way she usually does. Pecola never feels accpted anywhere and always feels left out due to her insecurities of someone who may insult/bully her.
Soundtrack of her Life
By:
Samira Tootla
Carmen Lerma
Jennifer Valenzuela

Fifteen by Taylor Swift.
Writer: Taylor Swift
You take a deep breath and you walk through the doors
It's the morning of your very first day
You say hi to your friends you ain't seen in a while
Try and stay out of everybody's way
It's your freshman year and you're gonna be here
For the next four years in this town
Hoping one of those senior boys will wink at you and say
"You know, I haven't seen you around before"
'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen feeling like there's nothing to figure out
count to ten, take it in
This is life before you know who you're gonna be
You're Fifteen
You sit in class next to a redhead named Abigail
And soon enough you're best friends
Laughing at the other girls who think they're so cool
We'll be outta here as soon as we can
And then you're on your very first date and he's got a car
And you're feeling like flying
And your mama's waiting up and you're thinking he's the one
And you're dancing 'round your room when the night ends
When the night ends
'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen and your first kiss
Makes your head spin 'round
But in your life you'll do things greater than
Dating the boy on the football team
I didn't know it at fifteen
When all you wanted was to be wanted
Wish you could go back and tell yourself what you know now
Back then I swore I was gonna marry him someday
But I realized some bigger dreams of mine
And Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind
And we both cried
'Cause when you're fifteen and somebody tells you they love you
You're gonna believe them
And when you're fifteen, don't forget to look before you fall
I've found time can heal most anything
And you just might find who you're supposed to be
I didn't know who I was supposed to be at fifteen
la la la la la
Your very first day
Take a deep breath girl
Take a deep breath as you walk through the doors


I specifically chose this song because it relates to a girl when she gets her period for the very first time. The song, Fifteen by Taylor Swift is about someones very first day in high school. On your first day you're nervous, anxious or even scared. This is exactly how girls feel when they first get their period. I feel like this relates to this particular scene of the Bluest Eye, Pecola definitely didn't know why she was bleeding, which relates to students on their first day of high school, they're lost. Someone's first day of high school can relate a lot to a girls first time getting her period.

This scene is most likely more important to girls than boys. A girls first time getting their period is something very scary, weird, but makes you feel like you're officially a teen. You're not an adult yet but makes you feel like you're getting there. During this scene, Pecola didn't even know that she had gotten her period and she didn't even know what it was. It relates to many girls, some when they get it for the first time they don't know what it is because they have never been educated on it. Or others just don't know when it'll come so it never comes to mind that it's her period. I can relate a lot to this particular scene.




Scene 4:
Suddenly Pecola bolted straight up, her eyes wide with terror. A whynning sound came from her mouth.
"What's the matter with you?" Frieda stood up.
Then we both looked where Pecola was staring. Blood was running down her legs. Some drops were on the steps. I leaped up. "Hey. You cut yourself? Look. It's all over your dress."
A brownish-red stain discolored the back of her dress. She kept whynning, standing with her legs apart.
Frieda said, "Oh. Lordy! I know. I know what that is!"
"What?" Picola's fingers went to her mouth.
"That's ministratin'."
"What's that?"
"You know."
"Am I going to die?" she asked.
"Noooo. You won't die. It just mean you can have a baby!"
"What?"
"How do you know?" I was sick and tired of Frieda knowing everything.
"Mildred told me, and Mama too."
"I don't believe it."(Pages 27-28)
The other dolls, which which were suppose to bring me great pleasure, succeeded in doing quite the opposite. When I took it to bed, it's hard unyielding limbs resisted my flesh-the tapered fingertips on those dimpled hands scratched. If, in my sleep, I turned, the bone-cold head collided with my own. It was a most uncomfortable, patently aggressive sleeping companion. To hold it was no more rewarding. The starched gauze or lace on the cotton dress irritated any embrace. I only had one desire: to dismember it. To see of what of what it was made, to discover the dearness, to find the beauty, the desirability that had escaped me, but apparently only me. Adults, older girls, shops, magazines, newspapers, window signs- all the world had agreed that a blue-eyed, yellow-haired, pink-skinned doll was what every girl child treasured. "Here," they said, "this is beautiful, and if you are on this day 'worthy you may have it." I fingered the face, wondering at the single-stroke eyebrows; picked at the pearly teeth stuck like two piano keys between red bowline lips. Traced the turn-up nose, poked the glassy blue eyeballs, twisted the yellow hair. I could not love it. But I could examine it to see what it was that all the world said was lovable. Break off the tiny fingers, bend the flat feet, loosen the hair, twist the head around, and the thing made one sound- a sound they said was the sweet and plaintive cry "Mama," but which sounded to me like the bleat of a dying lamp, or, more precisley, our iceboox door opening on rusty hinges in July. Remove the cold and stupid eyeball, it would bleat still, "Ahhhhhh," take off the head, shake out the sawdust, crack the back against the brass bed rail, it would bleat still. The gauze back would split, and I could see the disk with six holes, the secret of the sound. A mere metal roundness. (Pg 20-21)
Song:
Who Says by Selena Gomez
Written by Priscilla Renae
Lyrics:
I wouldn't wanna be anybody else, hey

[Verse 1]
You made me insecure,
Told me I wasn’t good enough.
But who are you to judge
When you’re a diamond in the rough?
I’m sure you got some things
You’d like to change about yourself.
But when it comes to me
I wouldn’t want to be anybody else.

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na

I’m no beauty queen
I’m just beautiful me

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na

You’ve got every right
To a beautiful life
C'mon

[Chorus:]
Who says, who says you're not perfect?
Who says you're not worth it?
Who says you're the only one that's hurtin'?
Trust me, that's the price of beauty
Who says you're not pretty?
Who says you're not beautiful?
Who says?

[Verse 2:]
It’s such a funny thing
How nothing’s funny when it’s you
You tell ‘em what you mean
But they keep whiting out the truth
It’s like a work of art
That never gets to see the light
Keep you beneath the stars
Won’t let you touch the

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na

I’m no beauty queen
I’m just beautiful me

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na
Na na na na na na na na na na na na na

You’ve got every right
To a beautiful life
C'mon

[Chorus:]
Who says, who says you're not perfect?
Who says you're not worth it?
Who says you're the only one that's hurtin'?
Trust me, that's the price of beauty
Who says you're not pretty?
Who says you're not beautiful?
Who says?

[Bridge:]
Who says you’re not star potential?
Who says you’re not presidential?
Who says you can’t be in movies?
Listen to me, listen to me
Who says you don’t pass the test?
Who says you can’t be the best?
Who said, who said?
Would you tell me who said that?
Yeah, who said?

[Chorus:]
Who says, who says you're not perfect? (yeah)
Who says you're not worth it? (yeah yeah)
Who says you're the only one that's hurtin'? (oh)
Trust me, that's the price of beauty (hey yeah, beauty)
Who says you're not pretty? (who said?)
Who says you're not beautiful? (I'm just beautiful me)
Who says?

Who says you're not perfect?
Who says you're not worth it?
Who says you're the only one that's hurtin'?

Trust me (yeah), that's the price of beauty
Who says you're not pretty? (who says you're not beautiful?)
Who says?
Who Says by Selena Gomez was the song I chose because it shows how someone shouldn't be insecure about themselves no matter what anybody says. In this scene, society makes it seem that every blue-eyed girl, or yellow-haired girl is basically what any other girl desired. But I like how Claudia thinks otherwise. No matter how many people say that the white doll is what every girl treasured she goes against it. Like in the song, "who says you're not perfect" that line in particular relates a lot towards this scene. To me, this song and scene are very inspiring.
This scene is very important because I believe it proofs a point about insecurity. It's basically telling you to be confident about yourself no matter what anybody says. In the scene adults and many other make it seem like a "white" girl is the perfect girl and I fell like that still hasn't changed today. Till this day, society makes it seem and makes others feel like they're ugly due to the fact that they don't have blue eyes or yellow hair. Besides insecurity, it also shows that you shouldn't listen to what other have to say or think. Be your own person, be independent, and believe in what you want to believe in.


Our house is old, cold, and green. At night a kerosene lamp one large room. The others are braced in darkness, people by roaches and mice. Adults do not talk to us-- they give us directions. They issue orders without providing information. When we trip and fall down they glance at us; if we cut or bruise ourselves, they ask us are we crazy. When we catch colds, they shake their heads in disgust at our lack of consideration. How, they ask us, do you ecxpect anybodyto get anything done if you all are sick? We cannot answer them. Our illness is treated with contempt, foul Black Draught, and cator oil that blunts our minds. (Pg 10)
Song:
Mean by Taylor Swift
Written by Taylor Swift
You, with your words like knives
And swords and weapons that you use against me
You have knocked me off my feet again
Got me feeling like I'm nothing
You, with your voice like nails on a chalkboard
Calling me out when I'm wounded
You picking on the weaker man

You can take me down with just one single blow
But you don't know, what you don't know...

Someday I'll be living in a big ol' city
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Why you gotta be so mean?

You, with your switching sides
And your wildfire lies and your humiliation
You have pointed out my flaws again
As if I don't already see them
I walk with my head down
Trying to block you out 'cause I'll never impress you
I just wanna feel okay again

I bet you got pushed around
Somebody made you cold
But the cycle ends right now
'Cause you can't lead me down that road
And you don't know, what you don't know...




Someday I'll be living in a big ol' city
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Why you gotta be so mean?

And I can see you years from now in a bar
Talking over a football game
With that same big loud opinion
But nobody's listening
Washed up and ranting about the same old bitter things
Drunk and grumbling on about how I can't sing
But all you are is mean

All you are is mean
And a liar, and pathetic, and alone in life
And mean, and mean, and mean, and mean

But someday I'll be living in a big ol' city
And all you're ever gonna be is mean, yeah
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Why you gotta be so?..

Someday I'll be living in a big ol' city (Why you gotta be so?..)
And all you're ever gonna be is mean (Why you gotta be so?..)
Someday I'll be big enough so you can't hit me (Why you gotta be so?..)
And all you're ever gonna be is mean
Why you gotta be so mean?

I listened to the song Mean by Taylor Swift and felt like it related a lot to this particular scene. The part in the song where it says "You picking on the weaker man" defines this scene very well. Adults are treating children differently knowing the children won't do anything about it since the adults are obviously older. I picked this song because I feel like adults are really mean throughout this part of the scene. They're basically treating the kids like they're nothing. And now imagine yourself being mistreated and you can't do anything about it. It'd be horrible.
This scene is very important because adults mistreating children is something that occurs very frequently. The saddest part is when the mistreatment comes from your own parents. Adults take advantage of the kids knowing they over power them. Kids feel powerless compared to adults. Besides mistreatment they treat you like you're literally nothing, which is just as bad. In this part of the story I feel like it's adults vs. kids much like whites vs. blacks. Different people, same meaning. Mistreatment is something to not joke about and is something nobody should go through.
‘Cholly poked at me and made fun of me, and we started fighting again. I tried to kill him. He didn’t hit me too hard, ‘cause I were pregnant I guess, but the fights, once they got started up again, kept up. He begin to make me madder than anything I knowed...’ ( Pg. 123)
"Face Down" by:The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Composer: Ronnie Winter

Hey, girl, you know you drive me crazy
one look puts the rhythm in my hand.
Still I'll never understand why you hang around
I see what's going down.

Cover up with makeup in the mirror
tell yourself, it's never gonna happen again
You cry alone and then he swears he loves you.

Do you feel like a man when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?
Well, I'll tell you my friend, one day this world's gon' to end
as your lies crumble down, a new life she has found.

A pebble in the water makes a ripple effect
every action in this world will bear a consequence
If you wade around forever, you will surely drown
I see what's going down.

I see the way you go and say you're right again,
say you're right again
Heed my lecture.


Do you feel like a man when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?
Well, I'll tell you my friend, one day this world's gon' to end
as your lies crumble down, a new life she has found

[x2]
Face down in the dirt,
she said, "This doesn't hurt",
she said, "I finally had enough."

One day she will tell you that she has had enough
He's coming round again.

[x2]
Do you feel like a man when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?
Well, I'll tell you my friend, one day this world's gon' to end
as your lies crumble down, a new life she has found

Face down in the dirt,
she said, "This doesn't hurt",
she said, "I finally had enough."
I chose the song because as soon as I read this scene, this is the song that popped into my head. The song is basically about this guy that has feelings for this girl but the man that she is with beats her up. It is very similar to what cholly did to Pauline.Cholly would basically beat Pauline up while she was pregnant. The only difference between Pauline and the girl in the song is that Pauline did not let herself from cholly. The girl from the song would not do anything about the way the guy treated her. In this scene, cholly would leave Pauline "face down."
The song is pivotal to the scene because it basically explains what was going on between cholly and Pauline. She would just "hang around" because she found out that he got her pregnant. Most of the lyrics in the song are very consistent with what is going on through out this scene. The song explains how the girl says that it doesn't hurt by really she is just holding it in. Just like in Pauline's case where everyone can talk about what happened to her but only she knows how she feels. This girl that they are talking about in the song is very comparable to Pauline in this very specific scene.
“The tenderness welled up in him, and he sank to his knees, his eyes on the foot of his daughter. Crawling on all fours toward her, he raised his hand and caught the foot in an upward stroke. Pecola lost her balance and was about to careen to the floor. Cholly raised his other hand to her hips to save her from falling. He put his head sown and nibbled at the back of her leg. His mouth trembled at the firm sweetness of the flesh. He closed his eyes, letting his fingers dig into her waist. The rigidness of her shocked body, the silence of her stunned throat, was better than Pauline’s easy laughter had been. The confused mixture of his memories of Pauline and the doing of a wild and forbidden thing excited him, and a bolt of desire ran down his genitals, giving it length, and softening the lips of his anus. Surrounding all of this lust was a border of politeness. He wanted to f*** her – tenderly. But the tenderness would not hold. The tightness of her vagina was more than he could bear. His soul seemed to slip down to his guts and fly out into her, and the gigantic thrust he made into her then provoked the only sound she made – a hollow suck of air in the back of her throat. Like the rapid loss of air from a circus balloon. Following the disintegration – the falling way – of sexual desire, he was conscious of her wet, soapy hands on his wrists, the fingers clenching, but whether her grip was from a hopeless but stubborn struggle to be free, or from some other emotion, he could not tell.
Removing himself from her was so painful to him he cut is short and snatched his genitals out of the dry harbor of her vagina. She appeared to have fainted. Cholly stood up and could see only her grayish panties, so sad and limp around her ankles. Again the hatred mixed with tenderness. The hatred would not let him pick her up, the tenderness forced him to cover her.
So when the child regained consciousness, she was lying on the kitchen floor under a heavy quilt, trying to connect the pain between her legs with the face of her mother looming over her.” (Pp.161 163)

‘Did you hear about that girl?
What? Pregnant?
Yas. But guess who?
Who? I don’t know all these little old boys.
That’s just it. Aint no little old boy. They say it’s Cholly.
Cholly? Her daddy?
Uh-huh
Lord. Have mercy. That dirty nigger.
Member that time he tried to burn them up? i knew he was crazy for sure then.
Whats she gone do? The mama?
Keep on like she been, I reckon. He taken off. ( Pp.188)

“A group of boys was circling and holding at a bay a victim, Pecola Breedlove....Black e mo Black e mo Ya daddy sleeps nekked.. Black e mo..."
They had extemporarized a verse made up of two insults about matters over which the victim had no control: the color of her skin and speculations on the sleeping habits of an adult,wildly fitting in its coherance. That they themselves were black, or their own father had similarly relaxed habits was irrevelent...
Stch ta ta stch ta ta stach ta ta ta ta ta. Pecola edged around the circle crying. She had dropped her notebook, and covered her eyes with her hands.”(Pg. 65,66)
I chose the song because it is very similar to what happened to pecola as a maturing young lady and her father. The song is basically about a young girl named Janie and how she had a father who would constantly sexually abused of her. Quoting the song, "he jacked a little bitty baby," meaning that he took her innocence and unawareness as a child away. This is basically what happened to pecola. It is true, at the time she was growing up to be a young lady and then later her father takes her purity away by being in a dirty state of mind. "The man has got to be insane." Cholly had technically gone insane because he had things in his past that occurred to him and the consequences of that we're that he could not really think straight.
The song is important to the scene because it is very relatable to the scene in which Pecola gets raped by her father. The song Janie's got a gun talks about how Janie got abused and how she ended up killing her father. This song is so important because both the scene and the song have different endings. In the song Janie ends up killing he father and after this scene cholly just leaves and later has no intention of coming back or caring for her. Janie found the easiest way of getting rid of something that was bothering her and pecola did not need to make any decision because her dad decided to leave instead. The message of the scene is in the song which is that cholly took pecolas innocence away from her.
"All Time Low" by: The Wanted
Composers:Steve Mac, Wayne
Hector, and Ed Drewett

Praying won't do it
Hating won't do it
Drinking won't do it
Fighting won't knock you out
Of my head

Hiding won't hide it
Smiling won't hide it
Like I ain't tried it
Everyone's tried it now
And failed somehow

So when you gonna let me
When you gonna let me out, out

And if you know
How do you get up from an all time low?
I'm in pieces
It seems like peace is
The only thing I'll never know
How do you get up?
Get up?

'Cause driving won't do it
Flying won't do it
Denying won't do it
Crying won't drown it out
What you said

When I'm standing on the yellow line
Waiting at the station
Or I'm late for work
A vital presentation
If you call me now girl
Without reservation
I would try to break through


But if you know
How do you get up from an all time low?
I'm in pieces
It seems like peace is
The only thing I never know
How do you get up from an all time low?

I can't even find a place to start
How do I choose between my head and heart?
Till it ceases I'll never know
How do you get up from an all time low?

A low [repeat]
Can you hear me?
A low [repeat]
Can't you hear me?
A low [repeat]
Can you hear me?
A low [repeat]

And if you know
How do you get up from an all time low?
I'm in pieces
It seems like peace is
The only thing I'll never know
How do you get up from an all time low?

I can't even find a place to start
How do I choose between my head and heart
Till it ceases I'll never know
How do you get up from an all time low?

I can't even find a place to start
How do I choose between my head and heart?
Till it ceases I'll never know
How do you get up from an all time low?

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"Janie's Got A Gun" by: Aerosmith
Composer:Steven Tyler

Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done?
Dum, dum, dum it's the sound of my gun.
Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done?
Dum, dum, dum it's the sound

Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Her whole world's come undone
From lookin' straight at the sun
What did her daddy do?
What did he put you through?
They said when Janie was arrested
they found him underneath a train
But man, he had it comin' Now that Janie's got a gun
she ain't never gonna be the same.

Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Her dog day's just begun
Now everybody is on the run
Tell me now it's untrue.
What did her daddy do?
He jacked a little bitty baby
The man has got to be insane
They say the spell that he was under the lightning and the
thunder knew that someone had to stop the rain

Run away, run away from the pain yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Run away run away from the pain yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Run away, run away, run, run away

Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Her dog day's just begun
Now everybody is on the run
What did her daddy do?
It's Janie's last I.O.U.
She had to take him down easy and put a bullet in his brain
She said 'cause nobody believes me. The man was such a sleeze.
He ain't never gonna be the same.
Run away, run away from the pain yeah, yeah
yeah yeah yeah
Run away run away from the pain yeah yeah
yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Run away, run away, run, run away

Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Everybody is on the run

Janie's got a gun
Her dog day's just begun
Now everybody is on the run
Because Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Her dog day's just begun
Now everybody is on the run
Janie's got a gun


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"Everybody Talks" by: Neon Trees
Composer: Tyler Glenn, Tim Pagnotta

Hey baby won't you look my way?
I can be your new addiction
Hey baby what you gotta say?
All you're giving me is fiction

I'm a sorry sucker and this happens all the time
I found out that everybody talks
Everybody talks, everybody talks

It started with a whisper
And that was when I kissed her
And then she made my lips hurt
I can't even chitchat
Take me to your love shack
Mamas always gotta backtrack
When everybody talks back

Hey honey you could be my drug
You could be my new prescription
Too much could be an overdose
All this trash talk make me itching

Oh my my shit
Everybody talks, everybody talks
Everybody talks too much


It started with a whisper
And that was when I kissed her
And then she made my lips hurt
I can't even chitchat
Take me to your love shack
Mamas always gotta backtrack
When everybody talks back

Never thought I'd live to see the day
When everybody's words got in the way

Hey sugar show me all your love
All you're giving me is friction
Hey sugar what you gotta say?

It started with a whisper
And that was when I kissed her
And then she made my lips hurt
I can't even chitchat
Take me to your love shack
Mamas always gotta backtrack
When everybody talks back

Everybody talks
Everybody talks
Everybody talks
Everybody talks
Everybody talks
Everybody talks... back

It started with a whisper (everybody talks, everybody talks)
And that was when I kissed her (everybody talks, everybody talks)

Everybody talks
Everybody talks... back
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The reason I chose this song is because it is absolutely the same thing as what the scene is about. The scene is dialogue between a couple of friends. They are gossiping about what happened between pecola an chola. All they can do is just talk about poorly about pecola and how she got pregnant by her "father." The song is just about how people just say what they want and they do my even know what is going on. It basically states it as how everybody talks. The song is practically about a girl but the message is that everybody gossips and does not even come to know the truth.
The song is a necessity to the scene because it is the central message of the scene. It is true to the story and to life. Everybody talks, it even says it in the title. People do not need to be so mediocre about everything the sound do get over things. The song basically talks about how everyone talks. People ales use have something to say with out knowing what happened in the background.
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" he... Picked at me."
"Picked at you? You mean like Soaphead Church?"
"Sort of"
" he showed his privates at you?"
" noooo. He touched me."
"Where?"
"Here and here" she pointed to the tiny breasts that, like two fallen acorns, scattered a few faded rose leaves on her dress.
" really? How did it feel?"
" oh Claudia." She sounded put-out. I wasn't asking the right questions.
" it didn't feel like anything." (Pp 99)
"Fireflies" By: Owl City
Composer: Adam Young

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep
'Cause they'd fill the open air
And leave tear drops everywhere
You'd think me rude
But I would just stand and stare

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance
A foxtrot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
The disco ball is just hanging by a thread
(Thread, thread...)

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems
(When I fall asleep)
Leave my door open just a crack
(Please take me away from here)
'Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep?
(Please take me away from here)
When I'm far too tired to fall asleep
(Ha-ha)

To ten million fireflies
I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell
(Said farewell)
But I'll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar
(Jar, jar, jar...)

[2x]
I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems
(When I fall asleep)

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams


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The song "Fireflies" by Owl City is basically a song about a man that is alone in the world. This man is so alone in the world that he would rather be living in his dreams while being asleep than being awake. I chose this particular song because I can see this in Frieda's case. She has Claudia with her and Claudia, as her friend, "has her back." But the thing is that she really does not. Claudia doesn't know how Frieda felt while she was being touched. Claudia thought it was a good and exciting thing but in reality it wasn't for Frieda. Claudia did not know how Frieda felt which is how "fireflies" relates to this scene.
The song is pivotal to the scene because it relates to the way Frieda must have felt after being touched. Frieda must have felt alone just like the song portrays the singer to be. The song also shows how he is growing up and has to let of the child he was and that is what's also happening to Frieda. She went through something that is not supposed to happen to children but still happened to her. She was growing up too fast and had to let go of her childhood too soon in her time of life.
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The song, All Time Low, fits this specific scene because it expresses how Pecola felt after listening to the cruel bullies. The song expresses how hopeless one can feel when they are broken. It also expresses the fact that it may not be so easy to get out of a hopeless situation. Similar to the song, Pecola feels down and hopeless while receiving many insults. Pecola can also not get out of her specific situation as easily knowing how much it really affects her emotionally.
I believe this scene is significant because it mainly shows what Pecola has to put up with in her daily life. This scene shows that Pecola has a hard time trying to be happy because of the many rude people she has to face. It also shows another reason as to why Pecola wants to change the color of her eyes. Pecola is tired of being sad and
low
all the time, and therefore she hopes that maybe if she had blue colored eyes, people would be much more polite.
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