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Character Analysis Of Zora Neale Hurston's Spunk

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The story, “Spunk”, written by Zora Neale Hurston contains many characters but there’s only one that I find to be very interesting and amazing. The story revolves around the Civil Rights time which was around the time that Ms. Zora grew up and joined the Civil rights movement and became an author and folklorist. Within her story, “Spunk,” the character, Joe Kanty is a very loving, kindhearted man; even though, his character transitions within the story which means that it changes, plenty of dialogue. Three character traits that determines Joe’s character would be loving, fearless, and determined. Joe Kanty is very loving and kind hearted. He only wanted to love his wife and for her to love him back even though she didn’t. A line quoted from the story says, “Now Joe knew his wife had passed that way. He knew that the men lounging in the general store had seen her; moreover, he knew that the men knew he knew. “shows how he’s aware of her ways of misleading him and not being faithful but he still loves her; he never stops loving her (McMahan 283). In the story, he says, “Lena, ain’t I yo’ husband?,” when he and Mr. Spunk are having an argument or disagreement about whose love would win her over ((McMahan 284). He and Spunk love Lena; however, Joe was indeed Lena’s husband at the time though Mr. Spunk ends with Lena.
Joe’s love for Lena is the kind of love that every woman wants from a man but can all men fight for his love for that woman? No, but some men do try and Joe’s
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