Abstract: This thesis focuses on causes of the heroine Pecola’s Tragedy in The Bluest Eye, maiden work of the African-American female writer Toni Morrison. This paper aims to analyze Pecola’s tragedy from the society, her family, her character and her aesthetic dissimilation. This thesis concludes that the origin of Pecola's Tragedy is the loss of black culture and black people's aesthetic dissimilation, which is the result of the impact of white dominant culture on black culture. Meanwhile, Pecola is a representative of the black masses who discard their national culture and blindly respect the white culture. Pecola’s tragic fate is the epitome of the miserable life of black people.
Key words: The Bluest Eye; Pecola; causes of tragedy