Themes In Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston

1981 Words 8 Pages
Imani Blaize
Dr. Ingram
ENG 3347
When studying Zora Neale Hurston one will notice a number of major themes inside of her works. During the Harlem Rennisance the 'New Negro Movement” came about and Zora Neale Hurston served as an influential role during this time period. Hurston is a novelist, anthropologist, and folklorist. Hurston 's poetry and writings can be recognized for her keen way of relaying her feelings about racial division throughout her works. The common themes of ' 'african pride ' and the female identity can be found throughout a majority of her writings
“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,” says Zora Neale Hurston. This quotes helps one to understand why Hurston most likely wrote the way that she did in her works. She used different characters to represent or bring forth different ideas that were important to her. The most prevalent themes in Their Eyes Were Watching God involve Janie 's search for unconditional love. These themes correlate with Morrison 's habit of discussing the female identity in her writings. If one breaks down the main character Janie one will understand how the
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In the beginning of the essay the author talks about her childhood and describes moments where she paraded around the town not thinking about her color. Zora says that in the beginning she never felt different from anyone. This all changes when Zora 's mother passes away and she is forced to attend boarding school. This is when Hurst noticed the fact that she was "colored". Hurston says she does not consider herself “tragically colored” and lists a number of metaphors that represent her self-pride. Hurston talks about moments when she feels the the back last of racial

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