A Woman Of Color, By Zora Neale Hurston Essay

1033 Words Feb 17th, 2015 5 Pages
“Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It 's beyond me.” Zora Neale Hurston, one of the prolific writers during the Harlem Renaissance said this quote to exude the inner confidence she contained inside herself. Being a woman of color, life was not easy at a time when misogynistic, white males dominated, even though the Thirteenth Amendment and Nineteenth Amendment were passed. Discrimination did not just end with the law, it ends with people and the culture, which is an idea that Hurston embodied mostly by writing to the nation about these social issues. Time and time again, Zora Neale Hurston expresses her opinions on the main social issues of the time, sexism and racism, through her words and actions, which have influenced people over the decades. Under the oppression of males, Hurston took a stand in rejecting the submissive role of the female in society. First, writing at this time in this genre of short stories was looked more down upon because of the origin of the short story from womanish diaries and especially since the writer was a woman. (Burke) She knew full well that it would be a hard battle, but she did it anyway, getting published and getting some fame.
In Sweat, She writes about a married woman, Delia Jones, who is abused by her husband and ironically, her husband’s abusiveness kills him. According to Studentpluse.com, “The protagonist Delia…

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