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Zora Neale Hurston and Feminism

Summary: The role of Zora Neale Hurston's literature on the feminist movement of the early 20th century. In Hurston's "Their Eyes were Watching God," the character of Janie represented a girl's transformation into a strong symbol of feminism.
Feminism has been defined as the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes or organized activity on behalf on women's rights and interests (Webster's). Zora Neale Hurston, born 1891 lived her adult life in the 20th century. A time where feminist had progressed from fighting for women's right to receive an education to some counting allowing women to vote. This was also the prime of the Harlem Renaissance when black literature was making its place in the world. These two movements were the muse of her writings. Such evidence can be found in her novel Their Eyes were Watching God where Janie Crawford, the main character is an independent young women in the 1930's her place in the world. It's often debated whether if Janie could be considered a feminist or not. Looking at the text, Janie went through a transition from...

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