Zora Neale Hurston Research Paper

Powerful Essays
Annabelle Fowler
Mrs. Garvey
English 3 Honors
30 January 2016
Rough Draft "It is one of the blessings of this world that few people see visions and dream dreams" (Hurston). An author, especially during the Harlem Renaissance which immediately followed World War One, is someone who took their dream, acted upon it, and made it into something tangible on paper. An author takes their thoughts and creates something beautifully unique each and every time. Being an author takes a lot of strength in order to find your place in the overpopulated industry of up and coming authors-to-be. In any industry, not just writing, it takes a while to find one's special voice and style. A well respected author of the Harlem Renaissance, Zora Neale Hurston wrote
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Women study courses all over the country, continent, and even the world use Hurston's book Their Eyes Were Watching God in their classes. The book is good for women's studies because it shows "physical and psychological changes [of main character Janie Crawford]", who apparently directly reflects Zora Neale Hurston's personality (Berridge). The story of Ms. Crawford's roller coaster of a life is considered, by professionals, to be a frame story that can be interpreted to fit anyone's story at any point in their life. A frame story usually has an emphasized setting or background with strong characters. This is exactly what Zora Neale Hurston did with her emphasized background of Eatonville and the Everglades. "She was stretched on her back beneath the pear tree soaking in the alto chant of the visiting bees, the gold of the sun and the panting breath of the breeze when the inaudible voice of it all came to her" (Hurston 11). She also used the role of Janie as a strong character through her emotional ups and downs in life, ranging from the loss of her love of her life to discrimination to little things. Her iconic line "ah'm born but ah ain't dead. No tellin' whut ah'm liable to do yet" shows how her writing style relates to not just a woman of her time, but how it also relates to women today (Hurston 56). It metaphorically, and discreetly, shows parallels between Janie Crawford…show more content…
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