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    The Gilded Six Bits

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    texts. Women have their decisions made for them in terms of their, food intake, appearances, and lifestyle choices. These ideas are seen in Beyond the Lights, where Noni’s mother Macy both what Noni eats as well as how she looks. Again in “The Gilded Six Bits,” Missie May’s hunger and food intake are controlled and judged by Joe, who believes because he is a working man, his hunger is more important. In Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century, society controls women’s appearances

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    Gilded Six-Bits Analysis

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    Zora Neale Hurston's Gilded Six-Bits has a secondary theme of race in the short story, and explains in a unique way how the narrative deals with the aspects race. Gilded Six-Bits tells of a young black-newlywed couple living in an all-black town in 1933. The story follows the newlywed Joe and Missy May as they are living out their everyday lives until a new guy comes into town from Chicago and attempts to ruin Joe and Missy May’s marriage. The facts that the story is set in an all-black town truly

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    November 2017 The conveying Message in Zora Neale Hurston's "The Gilded Six-Bits" Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama but eventually moved to Eatonville, Florida. Eatonville is a quaint town, which is near Orlando, Florida where African Americans lived. In 1995, Hurston's "The Gilded Six-Bits" was published and that is when Missie May Banks and Joe Banks were introduced to the world. Throughout Hurston's "The Gilded Six-Bits", readers may notice that there is not just one theme included

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    The fake coin in Zora Neale Hurston’s “The Gilded Six Bits” symbolizes what appears to be true may actually be a counterfeit, and the danger posed by lusting after what belongs to others. Hurston’s introduction of Otis D. Slemmons in the story describes him as everything that Joe is not. While Joe is a local, hard-working man, lean in build, and handsome to his wife, he is envious of Slemmons history of travel, fashionable clothes, large belly, and reputation with the ladies. His envy shows when

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    “The Gilded Six-Bits,” my attention was drawn towards the gilded half dollar. I believe the gold piece is a prominent symbol in the story due to its multiple appearances in the passage and its relevance in the plot of the story. The golden coin was used by Slemmons, a wealthy resident of Eatonville, to pay Missie May to commit devious, extramarital actions."Oh Joe, honey, he said he wuz gointer give me dat gold money and he jes' kept on after me." (page 732) It is later revealed that the gilded piece

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    often deceptive appearance. Zora Neale Hurston uses many references to both these meanings in “The Gilded Six Bits.” Hurston was a modernism author during the early 20th century. She uses several themes relative to Modernism, including the idea of collectivism versus individualism and alienation, but particularly decadence. The numerous references to the variations of gild within the “The Gilded Six Bits” truly shows the use of decadence and that money cannot buy one’s happiness. The specious story

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    Taking a deeper look into Zora Neale Hurston’s The Gilded Six-bits, the story is told in the third person, with a very omniscient point of view. The narrator seemed to give the reader a great picture of what was going on both while the characters were interacting with one another, as well as when they were not interacting. The reader was able to see that while Joe and Missy Mae Banks were not rich by any means, they were happy. Hurston begins the story, “It was a Negro yard around a Negro house

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    Gilded six bits Essay

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    “The Gilded Six-Bits” Response 1. The story is written as a single continuous narrative, but the events take place over a long period of time. Estimate how much time actually passes between the beginning of the story and end. I would say that the story had to take place probably between nine to ten months. I arrived at this conclusion from information given in the story. Such as I drew from the fact that after being caught with Otis D. Slemmons, Missie May and Joe had not touched in three months

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    In “The Gilded Six Bits,” Zora Neale Hurston uses several different techniques to characterize Joe and Missie May, the main couple throughout the short story. Hurston utilizes her own background to describe Joe and Missie May and their marriage. She additionally demonstrates their character improvement through her writing styles and techniques, which indicate responses and reactions between Joe and Missie May to develop their relationship. Hurston supports her character development through her written

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    interesting than others in my opinion. To begin with, of all the novels , short stories, and poems we have read so far in this class, there is one short story we read in particular that caught my attention the most. This was the story called "The Gilded Six Bits ". This story was very interesting for many reasons, the plot went from being a peaceful and loving setting at the beginning, to a tragic, dramatic, and resentful one in the end. In my own personal opinion, I would highly consider this story outline

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