Racial Patriarchy in "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
A literary analysis of the historical conflict of racial hierarchy of gender roles in "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.
# 144457 | 2,000 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Literature (American) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies) , Women Studies (General) , African-American Studies (General)
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This paper analyzes the historical conflict of racial hierarchy of gender roles found within Zora Neale Hurston's novel of the female African-American experience. The paper highlights the racial patriarchy of Janie's grandmother's victimization under a white male slave master, and shows how Janie is driven into marriages that dominate her life through the violent and aggressive roles of her male suitors.
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