Janie Crawford's Emancipation
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The paper discusses how in "Their Eyes Were Watching God," Hurston centers on the life of an African-American woman, Janie Crawford, to demonstrate women's bondage to the slavery system and a patriarchal society. The paper examines these themes of emancipation from a patriarchal African-American society and the path towards self-realization as an African-American woman. The paper asserts that despite the tedious path towards self-realization, Janie's marriage experiences of being subjugated by three men led to her eventual emancipation, wherein she was able to accept her being an individual and a woman.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Fisher, J. (2003). Women in Literature: Reading through the lens of gender. Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing.
- Hubbard, D. (1994). The sermon and the African American literary imagination. MO: University of Missouri Press.
- Hurston, Z. N. (1990). Their Eyes Were Watching God. NY: Perennial Classics.
- Nelson, E. (2000). African-American Authors, 1745-1945: Bio-bibliographical critical sourcebook. Connecticut: Praeger.
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Janie Crawford's Emancipation (2007, July 22) Retrieved November 29, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/janie-crawford-emancipation-97092/
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