Interesting. In both Heart of Darkness, and in The Bluest Eye, there are perpetuating cycles of evil.
In Heart of Darkness, society blinds people to the real emptiness in life, and to the great evil they are all capable of. It is debatable whether this self-inflicted blindness is better than knowing the truth and losing oneself completely to evil, as Kurtz did, becoming one of the greatest devils of the land. Society, however, keeps men busy; it keeps them from understanding the hollowness of their hearts, and from consciously sinking into the great evil they are capable of. Marlow is busy with maintaining his steamboat, the accountant is busy with maintaining his appearance, and Marlow's aunt is busy participating in society and being brainwashed by tales of moral enlightenment of the savage African natives. Kurtz, however, is left alone in the stillness of the wilderness. He is forced to look into his own hollow soul, and realizes "the horror! The horror!" of life. Kurtz (possibly a hero if you look at how he rejected society, even though he ended up being consumed by his emptiness as a result of doing so) is the only one who attempts to break out of society's perpetuating cycle of lying through life. He dies, however, and entrusts the care of his memory to Marlow. Yet, Marlow continues the cycle of hypocrisy by lying to Kurtz's Intended about Kurtz's supposedly wonderful mission. There is little escape from this continual cycle of the facade of life.
In the Bluest Eye, something similar occurs. Pecola ends up going insane as the result of the perpetuating evils of society. The cause was partly her unloving family life, yet the true reasons extended even farther. Abandoned as an infant, Charlie (Pecola's father) grew up without a true loving figure in his life. Yes, he had his aunt, but she died when he was 15. Then, he was forced to fend for himself. Courting a girl, he was forced to rape her by white men looking for a show. These white men had probably had bad experiences in the past that had made them force Charlie to do this horrible deed, though this does not excuse what they did. Charlie then became completely unbounded by the laws of love and kindness, such as his eventual rape of his daughter and his violent relationship with Pecola's mother. Pecola's mother grew up being responsible for her siblings. Therefore, she dreamed of a man who would take her away from the drudgery in life. She found Charlie. She watched movies and had a misconstrued conception about life. Her fairy tale beliefs were eventually shattered, and she became bitter, taking it out on Charlie and her daughter, Pecola. People around Pecola, such as the store owner, her white schoolmate, the white child of her mother's employer, and the fortune teller, all further harmed Pecola. They too, were all acting as a result of experiences in their life. This all shows that society perpetuates cycles of evil, as occurs in the Heart of Darkness too.
Yet, as humans, with a capacity for love, we must rebel against these cycles of evil, as Claudia and her sister did in their care for Pecola in The Bluest Eye.