The Short Story By Zora Neale Hurston Essay

776 Words Dec 6th, 2015 4 Pages
In the short story by Zora Neale Hurston (glided Six-Bits) the black regular black working class linked into the story. The characters Joe and his wife Missie May are a happy young couple who is married. Their marriage was then messed up by Slemmons a player they met that opened an ice cream shop in their town. Joe and his wife Missie May worked things out with each other because they loved each other. A happy marriage in the working class seems to be what everyone wants, but there is rarely no such thing in real life. As a summary, the story starts with Joe and Missie May a married happily working class couple. It all seems fine at first; Joe buys her presents and Missie cooks meals. But then a new guy, Otis D. Slemmons, shows up in town from Chicago to open up an ice cream parlor and messes up their marriage. Joe then forgives his wife Missie and they continue on with their marriage. The experience as a working class person in this story shows what happens in real life. When the guy Slemmon came into town, being flashy with his fancy clothes, gold teeth and Rolexes men don’t think too much of it. In spite of ourselves, we think that women as being faithful and loving than men. We try to never think that the wife would cheat on the man and Missie May cheats on Joe and we are shocked. It comes to show that you could do anything that you can do for your relationship and still be betrayed. We have to face it in the middle working…

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