Bluest Eye

In The Bluest Eye, children were to be “seen and not heard,” like furniture. How does this treatment affect the child’s experience and perspective?

what does it mean in the bluest eye when it says the children were to be seen and not heard?

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To be seen and not heard was believed to be the "polite" thing for children to do when in adult company. For the most part, the rule only served to damper child exhuberance.... it also might have served to stifle childhood curiosity.