Gender and Racism in "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
An analysis of the problem of gender and the American-Anglo "diversity" of racism in "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.
# 138897 | 3,000 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , African-American Studies (Racism) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)
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The paper examines the complex tradition of white hegemonic racial and gender based values that occur within Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes are Watching God". The paper examines how the character development in this novel dictates the gender role issues that arise from the patriarchal domination of Janie's various husbands. The paper describes how she does not often meet success due to the overtly racial divisions that have been imparted by white culture onto that of African Americans from the colonial era until the novel's era after World War I.
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