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    Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston is a remarkable author who reflects her life in most of her novels, short stories, and her essays. She was a writer during the Harlem Renaissance, also known as “the new negro movement”, however; her writings were not given proper recognition at first because they were not of the “norm” for that time period. All of the authors during the Harlem Renaissance were expected to write about race with a political mind set. Hurston was tired of seeing the

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    Kojo Gordon Composition and Literature 2 Paul Wray March 30 2014 The short story “Sweat” by Zora Neale Hurston is an interesting piece that utilizes literary techniques such as imagery, symbolism, and tone, which overall enhances the reading experience for the audience. Zora’s use of imagery allows the audience to get a visual interpretation of the setting and climate in Florida. “The sun had burned July to August. The heat streamed down like a million hot arrows, smiting all things living upon

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    Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston At the time when African Americans writers were struggling, Zora Neale Hurston was realized by her fresh and utterly distinctive language of text. Her style was not so much invented

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    Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston

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    not something one can fall back from. Once someone enter it there is no way back. In Zora Neale Hurston’s short story “Sweat” she tells the story of Delia, a washerwoman whom Sykes, her husband, mistreats while he ventures around with other women and later attempts to kill Delia to open a way for a second marriage with one of his mistresses. By looking at “Sweat” through the feminist and historical lens Hurston illustrates the idea of a sexist society full of men exploiting and breaking down women

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    Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” is a distressing tale of human struggle as it relates to women. The story commences with a hardworking black washwoman named Delia contently and peacefully folds laundry in her quiet home. Her placidity doesn’t last long when her abusive husband, Sykes, emerges just in time to put her back in her ill-treated place. Delia has been taken by this abuse for some fifteen years. She has lived with relentless beatings, adultery, even six-foot long venomous snakes put in places

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    Zora Neale Hurston

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    tales. It was this simple yet intriguing idea for writing stories that helped launch Zora into the forefront of the Harlem Renaissance. Regardless, of her trying and discouraging lifestyle as a child, Zora chose to press onward and upward throughout her life. Zora had more than her fair share of hardships from her early childhood up until her last days on this earth. Though tough times were all too frequent, Zora continuously worked tirelessly towards her destiny. In her lifetime she was acknowledged

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    Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 15, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama. She lives most of her life studying anthropology and writing novels. She moved around a lot because of a few family issues. She was a very important part of the Harlem renaissance. Which was a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s; also known as the “New Negro Movement.” She was also a part of The Great Migration. The Great Migration was the movement of six million African Americans out of the rural Southern United States

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    On January 7th, 1891, Zora Neale Hurston was born into a family of seven children and her parents in Notasulga, Alabama. As a toddler, her family and she moved to Eatonville, Florida, the first incorporated black township, where Hurston proudly called home. When she was only thirteen, her mother passed away and her father remarried. Life at that point became difficult for Hurston due to her relationship with her step-mother. Eventually at the age of sixteen, Hurston left home and joined a travelling

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    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

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    Acceptance is an important characteristic to have. Self- Acceptance is defined as being realistic about oneself and at the same time comfortable with that personal assessment. (Farlex Dictionary) Zora Neale Hurston wrote several works promoting self- acceptance. A few of many works written by Hurston are How It Feels to be Colored Me, The Glided Six Bits, Jonah’s Gourd Vine, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Color Struck. She chose characters throughout her works that were not perfect: “She did

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