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    Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale Hurston 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

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    the world as they could get. Outside of a work setting, women did not join in with men in their activities. A woman’s beliefs, opinions, and choices were made by her husband or father. Women acted as a support system to the men in their lives. Zora Neale Hurston, who was born in 1861, jumped into this backwards society and started a revolution for female writers. Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, opened many women’s eyes to the lives that they were missing out on. This novel was written

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    How it Feels to Be Adopted Me I used “How it Feels to be Colored Me” by Zora Neale Hurston as my mentor text for this essay. I have always known that I was adopted. There was never one day when I realized that my parents were not biologically related to me. Being adopted has always been a part of me, ever since early childhood. Almost every year, in my elementary school classes, I had to create a project in which I had to describe myself. Sometimes I would have to use objects or pictures, at other

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    05/14/15 Final Exam Zora Neal Hurston African American Civil Rights Activist & Author She is Best known for her work in “Their Eyes were watching God” (1937) and many other literary works. When she moved to Harlem in the 1920’s that is when her writing career began and flourished. (after graduating college) Historical Significance: Despite all her accomplishments, it was a struggle for her writing to get published and she struggled financially throughout her early career. Hurston overcame this and

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    Written in seven weeks, Zora Neale Hurston wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God post-Harlem Renaissance in the Caribbean. Although sternly critiqued by the male African American in the literary community, Alice Walker who is a prominent female figure in the literary scene, shed light on the novel reviving and revealing the richness of themes the book holds. The setting takes place in Eatonville, Florida which was the first all-black community in the United States, and also where Hurston grew up. (citation)

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    there are still many people who believe men and women should be looked at differently. In the work field, on average women are paid amounts lower than men who may be doing the exact same thing. Throughout the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston brings about controversy on a mans roles. Janie Crawford relationships with Logan, Joe and Tea Cake each bring out the mens feelings on masculine roles in marital life. Logan sticks to the masculine stereotype roll. He believes that women are

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    lives on the identities society gave them, however for author-anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, she lacked an affinity for her blackness. Rather, in her highly criticized autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road, Hurston inherently implies that her subscription to whiteness is what essentially helped garner her success. Hurston establishes the notion that she acquired qualities of whiteness from men

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    Zora Neale Hurston - Celebrating the Culture of Black Americans In her life and in her writings, Zora Neale Hurston, with the South and its traditions as her backdrop, celebrated the culture of black Americans, Negro love and pride with a feminine perspective that was uncommon and untapped in her time. While Hurston can be considered one of the greats of African-American literature, it’s only recently that interest in her has been revived after decades of neglect (Peacock 335). Sadly, Hurston’s

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    Brandon Mays Ms. Gilliam English 112 October 20, 2014 LOVE In William Falkner’s “A Rose for Emily” he tells a story of love and tragedy. A story of how love is affected by several aspects of a persons’ life. In Zora Neale Hurston’s “Sweat” it is also a story of love and tragedy. This story has more of a religious feeling to it and offers a view of love in an abusive relationship. The main characters in each story are very different but similar in some ways. They both wanted love in different

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    Zora Neale Hurston was the best and most prolific African American woman writer of the 1930’s. Before writing her masterwork Their Eyes Watching God, she was an anthropologist and novelist. She was a revolutionary in helping to protect the rights of African Americans and she was known during the Harlem Renaissance for her wit and folk writing style. Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama on January 7, 1891. She was the fifth of seven children of Lucy Ann Potts and John Hurston, who moved to Eatonville

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