utilized in Zora Neale Hurston's work: Humor is a way to convey "spirit" and "sense of community." Laughter can be due to a strong point being made in the story. And comedy conceals the cosmic universal truths embedded in the stories (68, 77-78). Several of Hurston's pieces of writing employ these techniques most beautifully; The characters, particularly the female protagonists, are allowed to go on fighting -- sometimes scarred-- but strong and very much alive: "Sweat" and "The Gilded Six-Bits"
politics (“Hurston,” Authors). The works of Hurston would affect on her literary work that is shared through others. Understanding Zora Neale Hurston’s typical themes and concerns in her body of literary work not only helps her readers analyze her short story, “Sweat,” but also helps readers appreciate Hurston’s significance in the canon of women’s writing. Hurston’s career appeared at the paths of her success as a writer and an anthropologist (“Hurston,” Gale). Her first short story, known as “John Redding