Essay on Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

1100 Words May 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
Zora Neale Hurston’s book, Their Eyes Were Watching God, has powerful messages that convey how strong she was and how she overcame adversity to obtain the American Dream. She influenced many soon-to-be writers and people because of her notorious attitude to never give up or have peoples sinister words bring her down. She strived to be a significant leader (unlike most of the trivial people she knew). Zora’s eventful past was infused with memories, lessons, and pain to make her the person she was. Without those experiences she would have never influenced this many people through her words, actions, books, or attitude. Zora always took pride in her heritage regardless of what people said or thought about them: such as “the mule of the world” (“Zora Neale Hurston: Overview”). She tries to find the “humor in everyday, while dreaming of a better tomorrow,” (“Zora Neale Hurston: Overview”), this statement gives the reader the impression that she is a positive person even though things are rough. During those rough times she would bear “enormous burdens with strength and endurance,” (“Zora Neale Hurston: Overview”) despite the hardships she was facing. Her main role model was her mother; unfortunately, her mother died when Zora was young. This death marked a beginning of her wonderings – “living with relatives, traveling, and working odd jobs” (“Zora Neale Hurston”). Zora was little, but remembers her mother telling her, “Jump at the stars, we might not land on the sun…

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