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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.

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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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A better and more culturally accurate explanation is that by the s Hurston saw Southern vernac- ular in general as evidence of diffusion between white and black rural speech. Who wrote this essay? Alice Walker. Cambridge: Harvard UP, All people deal with is- sues of love, fear, inferiority, and self-awareness. It's not so easy to be the person who is supposed to like all the decisions, but gets to make none of them. Walker further argues that Hurston, whose finances were in turmoil at the time she wrote the novel, simply wrote anything that she thought would provide her with money. He's a sympathetic character; possibly the most sympathetic in the novel. Arvay and Jim are merely two flawed people in a flawed relationship. What makes you cringe?

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.

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