Reading Response #4 - Zora Neale Hurston, "How It Feels to Be Colored Me, " Informal Essay - Develope Different Way of Seeing

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How It Feels to Be Colored Me, written by Zora Neale Hurston. Occasionally, once in a great while, a unique person comes along. Zora Neale Hurston was one of those bigger than life people. She would have told you so herself. She was just as she should have been. She was, "Zora." When she was young, Zora was already full of who she was, with strong hints of the amazing person she would become. She did not notice the differences between the racial societies. Her hometown, of Eatonville, FL., was an all black community. She felt the only difference between the whites and the blacks were the whites did not live in Eatonville. They would only pass through on their way to Orlando. She appointed herself as the person to greet…show more content…
I do think, in this instance her words would have been just as cutting if a prude of a black person had been the companion, and had the same lackluster and boring response. She would have probably flogged the black companion, as she accused him of being, “dead bones,” or something more colorful. I agree and need not say more about Zora's following observation. "Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me." She was, "The one and only Zora," bigger than life, and truly unique. Zora Neale Hurston was and will always be, the absolutely divine, "Cosmic

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