Zora Neale Hurston | Critical Essay by Kathryn Lee Seidel

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Zora Neale Hurston.
This section contains 5,053 words
(approx. 17 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Kathryn Lee Seidel

Critical Essay by Kathryn Lee Seidel

SOURCE: Seidel, Kathryn Lee. “The Artist in the Kitchen: The Economics of Creativity in Hurston's ‘Sweat’.” In Zora in Florida, edited by Steve Glassman and Kathryn Lee Seidel, pp. 110-20. Orlando: University of Central Florida Press, 1991.

In the following essay, Seidel asserts that “Sweat” is valuable for its depiction of the economic situation in Eatonville, Florida, in the early decades of the twentieth century as well as its “harsh, unrelenting indictment of the economic and personal degradation of marriage in a racist and sexist society.”

Zora Neal Hurston's short story “Sweat” (1926) presents a radical transformation of an oppressed black domestic worker who attempts to envision her work as a work of art. The story is remarkable in Hurston's body of...

(read more)

This section contains 5,053 words
(approx. 17 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Kathryn Lee Seidel
Follow Us on Facebook