The Definition Of Black Love By Zora Neal Hurston

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As an actor, I 'm always on the quest to find substance in the things I perform and a specific connection to me as a person. I 'm constantly looking for some sort of relation into text I read so that I could be able to portray a character more accurately. However, this is hard for me because I 'm yet to come to terms fully understand who I am as a person. That being said, “Black love” to me is a constant evolving term that is hard to find in forms of literature, music, and popular films. I 'm constantly challenging the normative constructions of society and have chosen to define black Love in my own way. There cannot be an objective definition of black love because there is no objective definition of being black. My definition of being black …show more content…
This is because in her books, described traditional black experiences and commented on how, supposedly, black people love and feel. In her book Their Eyes Were Watching God, Huston defines black love through music, dance and the way intimacy was show between two black people. She obviously found these factors and black love synonymous. For example, there is one scene from the book that many black people define as the definitive moment of the black love experience. This scene is the “first kiss” between Janie and Tea Cake. Many black people have cited this moment to be true to the experience of black love. This is because it is believed that Black people kiss more aggressively and pafssionlatey than other people. This kiss in a way symbolizes black love. For me however, I find the kiss untasteful and quite humorous when portrayed in the 2005 film of the same name. This makes sense, as I do not relate to that part of the black culture. My ancestors didn 't come from such area and my parents had a completely different upbringing that what was displayed in the film. They didn 't go through the civil rights era as did most black americans so they did not see that part of the struggle. Yet, they did suffer the consequences that black did suffer black of the similarity between the skin colors. How could it possible make sense to quantify those different experiences into one definition of “Black Love”. It cannot be done because it …show more content…
As previously explained, black love is what you make it out to be. There and no staples and paradigms to follow that make black love. Rather it is based upon your experience as a black person in America. Outside of the country, where race is less important, black love would just be considered love. To me, black love is my experience of love in relation to others. It has nothing to do with the way I love or the values I hold. It goes the same for being black as there isn 't an objective definition of the term. Being black, like the term “black love”, only deals with races in relation to others. It has nothing to do with what I believe in of specific values. Therefore for every person, black love is a blank slate that needs to be filled out subjected to their experience and cannot be objectively

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