In the end, Hurston grants Arvay agency up to at least this point: while Jim says that women have no minds to make up, and that all that will be required of a wife of his is to laughingly receive bounty, he is actually looking for a much subtler understanding of how to read and perform acts of love and consideration, and perform them bravely and well.
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A Genealogy of Literary Multiculturalism. Essays may be lightly modified for readability or to protect the anonymity of contributors, but we do not edit essay examples prior to publication. It was as though, in abandoning the source of her unique esthetic— the black cultural tradition—she also submerged her power and creativity.
Yet, it is not until her final mar- riage that Janie is fully able to become self-aware.
In a letter to editor Burroughs Mitchell, Hurston discusses her own disgust with Arvay and her issues with inadequacy Kaplan This was all hers until death if only she had the courage and the strength to hold it, and that she meant to do.
Her work, so vigor- ous among the rather pallid productions of many of her contemporaries, comes from the essence of black folk life.
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Arvay possesses few characteristics that could illustrate her se- raphic nature, yet she does exemplify the characteristics of the Cult of True Womanhood. Regrettably, the white nature of this novel has allowed for its universal dismissal.
Jim loves Arvay, but he also holds on to his mi- sogynistic view of women: Love and marry me and sleep with me.