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  • Zora Neale Hurston

    Southern Idiom of Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston‚ scholar‚ novelists‚ folklorist‚ and anthropologist‚ was a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Her writing career elaborated the rich black vernacular from her southern upbringing and also of her anthropology training from the prestigious Barnard College (Slawson 209). Hurston grew up in Eatonville‚ Florida. It was one of the first all-black towns to be formed after the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863‚ and is thought to heavily influence

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    Wu Hongzu wrote a deeply detailed essay regarding symbolism found in the Zora Neale Hurston book; Their Eyes Were Watching God published in Theory and Practice in Language Studies (2014). This is a summary of those very ideas‚ using many of the same quotes he did in order to explain his points. This essay talks about the development of Janie; a female person of color‚ through specific symbols. They talked about the use of a pear tree‚ hair‚ and most importantly‚ the mule. It focused primarily on

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    	Zora Neale Hurston was an astounding Afro-American author who was recognized not for being the first Afro-American writer‚ but rather for her ability to bring forth her cultural language and imagery. If not for Zora’s pioneering effort as a female black writer‚ the world of modern literature would have never seen the cultural insights of the African American culture in such a candid way. 	Zora’s date of birth is said to be in January of 1891‚ however her actual date of birth is debated today

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    memories. Torn between the beliefs of two parents‚ Zora Neale Hurston is able to show both sides of childhood memories in her autobiography. Through diction and manipulation of point of view‚ Zora Neale Hurston conveys not only a plentiful and satisfying childhood within the bounds of her own childhood but also a sense of a childhood restricted by fears of the outside worlds and the fears that was apart of it. With a mother so strong and supporting‚ Hurston is able to use diction and point of view to

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    Between Cape jasmine bushes and chinaberry trees‚ Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood‚ was a warm sweet memory illustrated in an extract of Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography. In this excerpt‚ diction and point of view jump from the page to give the reader a lucid and realistic view of life "down there" in the farm‚ sheltered from society to protect the plentiful love‚ food and company of the Hurston home‚ compared to "way up north" where "rare" apples are abundant and gardenias are sold for a dollar

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    Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance‚ best known for the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston began her undergraduate studies at Howard University but left after a few years‚ unable to support herself. She was later offered a scholarship to Barnard College where she received her B.A. in anthropology in 1927. While at Barnard‚ she conducted ethnographic research under her advisor‚ the noted anthropologist Franz Boas of Columbia

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  • Zora Neale Hurston Dialect

    Zora Neale Hurston was an American novelist‚ short story writer‚ folklorist‚ and anthropologist and lived through the time period of 1890-1937. Her most successful and famous book‚ Their Eyes Were Watching God was one that was influenced by her experience in anthropology‚ her inclusion of feminist ideas‚ and the perspective she have to her African American characters. Three examples in which she showed that these ideas were infused into her writing are the use of race and racism‚ rural Southern black

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  • Sweat Zora Neale Hurston

    “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston is filled with many religious symbolism. Good versus evil plays a large role in the development of Delia and Skype Jones‚ as characters. The story is about Delia‚ an African American woman who is a washwoman for whites. Delia consistently looks to her religion for guidance and support as she endures the many hardships that she faces because‚ which are caused by her abusive husband and unfaithful husband‚ Sykes. Delia and Sykes Jones is a couple that have opposite

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  • Zora Neale Hurston - Sense of Self

    Feels to Be Colored Me" Zora Neale Hurston recalls her upbringing in an all black town‚ and her move to a mostly white town in the heart of racist Alabama. The author is exposed to racism and through the interaction school of symbolic interaction; she feels above the ignorance of society and negotiates her sense of self as a woman rather than as a colored person. The interaction school describes how the author has an active role in deciding who she is. When colored people Hurston knows are shaping his

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  • Guilt in "Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston

    The role of guilt in "Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston In "Spunk" by Zora Neale Hurston‚ the main character Joe Kanty’s death is the tool used to shape the characters in her story. Following Joe’s murder‚ the characters experience different forms of guilt‚ representing Hurston’s belief that everyone in our world has a conscience. As the characters develop a guilty conscience‚ they realize just that. Bullies‚ cheaters‚ and murderers are all susceptible to the feelings of a guilty conscience as illustrated

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