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    and Zora Neale Hurston's Everyday Use and The Gilded Six-Bits In "The Gilded Six-Bits" it appears that Otis D. Slemmons, the towns newest arrival, is rich, but by closer inspection by Joe Banks and Missie May, is found to be poor.  In "Everyday Use," Maggie doesn't appear to be smart enough to honor and appreciate her heritage, but she and not Dee/Wangero is really preserving the family traditions as well as heritage.  Both "The Gilded Six-Bits" by Zora Neale Hurston and "Everyday Use" by Alice

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    The Gilded Six-Bits tells the story of a black family dealing with social restrictions and expectations during the 1930s. The story begins with a picturesque snapshot of a newlywed couple in Eatonsville, the first black integrated community in the United States. Zora Hurston in The Gilded Six Bits demonstrates gender stereotypes through a newlywed couple’s dialogue in the early 1900s. The quintessential women in American society was still the bosomy beautiful homemaker with a penchant for cooking

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    wanted and have. She is not a person who let money define her, whereas you have, Missie May, a housewife and her husband gives her everything she wanted and needed. It’s Funny how Hurston depicted two different kinds of bad marriages. In “The Gilded Six-Bits” the wife cheats on the husband, whereas in “sweat” the husband cheats on the wife. In both stories, Hurston tested a Woman’s strength and weakness by showing your love, regret and hate in two different viewpoints. Cheating is in everyone’s

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    Nichole Duncan Professor Engel English 1302 July 23, 2015 The Gilded Six-Bits The story is told from a third person limited point of view. This is important because it keeps the suspense alive for the reader. This particular mode of telling events keeps the reader at the same level of information as the characters. For instance, we find out that Missie Mae has been unfaithful at the same time her husband surprises her and finds out. a short story written in 1933 by Zora Neale Hurston, is tale

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    infidelity can destroy a relationship. It takes quite a bit of strength to get through the ups and downs of a typical relationship, but if trust is broken, it can be a difficult thing to rebuild. In “The Gilded Six-Bits,” Zora Neale Hurston allows the reader a look into the relationship of a young married couple dealing with the emotional pain brought on by infidelity. Analyzing symbols and characters from the story, such as the silver dollar coins, the gilded gold coin, Otis D. Slemmons, and the main characters’

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    The Gilded Six Bits Theme

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    When having a unity with someone you plan on spending the rest of your life loving and adoring your significant other. This was the relationship Joe and Missie May had until Missies’ love for Joe was tested. In “The Gilded Six Bits” author, Zora Neale Hurston utilizes the themes of marriage, poverty, and forgiveness to depict a modern day love story. Although this love story between these two people takes a miniature turn for the worst, there is still a deeper meaning within the text that justifies

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    Zora Neale Hurston was an American novelist, short story writer, and anthropologist. She was born in Alabama but moved to Eatonville, Florida in 1892 where she is known most well known of. Zora Neale Hurston wrote “The Gilded Six Bits” in 1933. During this time period it was not uncommon for women to desire to receive attention from men. As I was reading this story I asked myself how far will women go to get the attention of men? It is clear throughout the story that Missie May is in “love”

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    Money and Love in "The Gilded Six Bits"

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    Zora Neale Hurston, author of the Gilded Six Bits, has a very unique writing style. The artistry in her story makes it a pleasant, easy read for any audience. The title suggests the story is based around money; but rather if one were to dig deeper the reality of the story is being told around the playfulness of money. Character disposition, an idealistic dialect, and the ability to work past an issue all work together to prove that Joe and Missie May’s lives are not strictly revolved around money

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    Exploring Capitalistic Patriarchy: Zora Neale Hurston’s “The Gilded Six Bits” “The Gilded Six Bits,” by Zora Neale Hurston is about a happily married couple, Missy May and Joe Banks, who discovers that something is missing from their life when sly Slemmons comes to town. The story exhibits how capitalistic-patriarchy dominates and eventually distorts Joe and Missy May’s marriage. The relation between capitalism and patriarchy is that they work together, they both adapt to one another. Capitalism

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    Marriage and Forgiveness Zora Neale Hurston’s The Gilded Six-Bits is a beautifully written short story about marriage and forgiveness. This story tugs at the heartstrings, as Hurston paints each scene with vivid imagination. The characters, their surroundings, and their behaviors are visually and emotionally illustrated. The Gilded Six-Bits was written during the Great Depression and takes place during the same era. Blacks were still segregated in the 1930’s. The author, Zora Neale Hurston is black

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