Research Paper On Zora Neale Hurston

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Vanessa Trujillo
Period 2, English
EA2 Analytical Essay
23, May 2017 Analytical Essay The Harlem Renaissance was also known as the Negro Movement. It was a time where African Americans were beginning to find themselves. They moved to the North to find better paying jobs and to carve out better lives for themselves. Harlem Renaissance is the name given to the time from the end of World War II and through the middle of the 1930s depression. The Harlem Renaissance was successful in that it brought the Black experience clearly within the corpus of American cultural history. Not only through an explosion of culture, but on a sociological level,
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The Harlem Renaissance played a great role in the ending of racial discrimination later in history. A famous African American literature writer is Zora Neale Hurston, born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama. She struggled to finish High School and didn't accomplish til the age of 26, her mother died at age 13 and her father got remarried to a woman named Matte Moge which was considered a minor scandal in their town. Despite her life obstacles she managed to graduate Barnard College in 1938. Zora Neale Hurston created several works of fiction, including the novel “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” and is considered one of her master works. She was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and influenced many other writers such as Ralph Ellison and Alice Walker. Writers works are both a natural product and departure in the ideas of literacy movement in American LIterature. In the novel ”Their Eyes Were Watching God,” the main character Janie was a product and departure in the movement of American Literature because throughout her life she was
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