Bluest Eye

The bluest eye

What is the conflict that Pecola have with her father and explains how the conflict contributes to the meaning of the work?

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She is raped by her father, Cholly, in the spring, and becomes pregnant. Her baby comes too early and dies. Terrified of her parents, she is not free (due to gender and age) to run away from home as Sammy does. Either during the pregnancy or after the miscarriage, Pecola goes mad, manufacturing an imaginary friend who becomes her only conversation partner. This is the most disturbing incident in the story. Pecola is forever damaged and this only intensifies her self-loathing.