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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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    When most people read a novel they normally would not give much thought to the meaning behind the title, but in actuality the title can give you a small taste of the whole book. For example, in the book, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, the title describes Janie’s faith and biblical beliefs and how one should carry themselves. This alludes to the theme because it supports the idea of one not conforming to what is expected from others but to pursue their growth as an individual

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    wildly. Instead of adopting the dominant narrative of condemnation, both Brent Staples and Zora Neale Hurston write about the injustices against themselves without pointing fingers or being held up about it. They would both likely agree that by portraying yourself as the victim and condemning your aggressors, you make less progress than by simply drawing

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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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    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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    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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    in the Writing of Zora Neale Hurston Sharpening Her Oyster Knife: I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to the sobbing school of Negrohood who hold that nature somehow has given them a lowdown dirty deal and whose feelings are all hurt about it....No, I do not weep at the world -- I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife. ___Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston kept busy sharpening

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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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    In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston basically follows Janie for her whole life. Hurston, in the beginning of the book, said that women “forget all those things they don’t want to remember, and remember everything they want to forget. The dream is the truth. Then they act and do things accordingly.” As Huston said, by the time Jane returns to Eatonville, Janie has discovered herself through her relationships with Logan Killicks, Joe Starks, and Tea Cake, and we can see that Janie

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    inanimate object the ability to walk. Compare an idea to an image. Exaggerate a concept. Each person has a different poetic style, and each poetic style uses different poetic techniques: personification, simile, hyperbole, imagery, or irony. Zora Neale Hurston reveals her unique poetic style through Their Eyes Were Watching God, the story of Janie Crawford and her journey to finding unconditional, true love. Her journey begins with an arranged marriage to Logan Killicks, a physically unappealing man

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