##urson And Hurston's Struggle, There Is No Progress?

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“If there is no struggle, there is no progress”, a famous quote by Frederick Douglass. This quote forms the idea that in order to grow, you must overcome obstacles. Both Hurston and Cholin wrote books that show people who overcame similar obstacles in different ways. Both of their characters were able to discover love at different times and had different opinions about what love was. Hurston’s novel takes place in the early 1900s, where slavery was still taking place in southern United States. The protagonist Janie goes through a journey of self-discovery and love. In Hurston’s book, the main character Janie describes love as wanting to marry someone one and wanting to be with them forever. Chopin’s novel takes place is set in the late nineteenth century on Grand Isle, off the coast of Louisiana. The novel is about a young women named Edna who is able to break away from societies roles, although not in a great way However, Chopin’s character Edna shows that love is not found in marriage but in the people you meet later on in life. There are many other differences between these characters though. Towards the end of each story there were major character developments between both females. Janie goes through a learning process where she discovered love and learned how to be independent, whereas Edna escaped from the roles she was told to play and changed who she was, not for herself but for another.
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