Understanding Female Gender Roles
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This paper reviews the novel 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' by Zora Neale Hurston, and provides a gender construct that involves normative male/female gender roles, but ultimately provides a liberating feminist resolution for Janie.
From the Paper:"This literary study will analyze the female and male gender roles that arise within the novel: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. By understanding the submissive role that Janie possesses through Hurston's characterization, one can realize her constant state of male exploitation within the institution of marriage. However, Janie does eventually exhibit a more aggressive feminism in her liberation from Tea Cake. This gender perspective provides the basis for Hurston's gender construct revolves around women struggling against patriarchal tradition in the African American community. In essence, the female gender construct of this novel will be examined through Janie's perspective within the institution of marriage."
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Understanding Female Gender Roles (2006, December 01) Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/understanding-female-gender-roles-90101/
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