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    Prescribed question: How does Zora Neale Hurston Portray Folkloric Elements in Their Eyes Were Watching Gods and Jonah’s Gourd Vine? Candidate Number: Something IB Extended Essay Words Count: 3857 I. Introduction: Born in Alabama on January 7, 1891, Zora Neale Hurston is a celebrated African American author and Harlem Renaissance figure who, studied anthropology and incorporated her research and themes of racial heritage into her work. Of the distinctive features of Hurston’s

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    Outline Thesis statement: In addition to the frequent references to nature, certain animals have symbolic weight in Their Eyes Were Watching God. The animal with the greatest symbolic charge in this novel is the mule. Mentioned frequently throughout “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, the mule obviously represents the carrier of heavy loads and burdens, but it can also, and does, represent stubborn resistance. The mule serves to illustrate the strained relationship between Janie and Joe Starks

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    The Great Depression, Segregation, and the Harlem renaissance were all undeniably important parts of our country’s history, and Zora Neale Hurston was one extraordinary woman who lived through all three. Hurston was a successful author during the peak of her career, and is today considered to be one of the most important African American writers ever, but she had to go through a great deal to get to where she was. Hurston’s effects on the writing community and the world show the struggles she had

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    9:00 Zora Neale Hurston Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891 in Alabama. She is known to be one of the most influential novelist of the twentieth century in African America literature. Hurston is described to be a very opinionated woman that stood for what she believed in; which reflected in some of her works. In addition to her many titles such as, being an anthropologist and short story writer, she was closely related and heavily focused on the Harlem Renaissance. Zora Neale Hurston and

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         Zora Neale Hurston was a phenomenal woman. At the height of her success she was known as the “Queen of the Harlem Renaissance.” She came to overcome obstacles that were placed in front of her. Hurston rose from poverty to fame and lost it all at the time of her death. Zora had an unusual life; she was a child that was forced to grow up to fast. But despite Zora Neale Hurston’s unsettled life, she managed to surmount every obstacle to become one of the most profound authors

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    	Zora Neale Hurston was an astounding Afro-American author who was recognized not for being the first Afro-American writer, but rather for her ability to bring forth her cultural language and imagery. If not for Zora's pioneering effort as a female black writer, the world of modern literature would have never seen the cultural insights of the African American culture in such a candid way. 	Zora's date of birth is said to be in January of 1891, however her actual date of birth is debated today

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    world--I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife” (“Zora Neale Hurston,” 2009). One woman wrote stories focused on the lives and relationships of black people within their communities. In many of Zora Neale Hurston’s written works, she incorporated her beliefs, race, culture, and personal experiences. Hurston included feminism as well as pride of her race in her literary works to combat issues such as sexism and racism. Growing up, Zora Neale Hurston was surrounded by a religious and creative black

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    Zora Neale Hurston grew up in Eatonville, Florida. Eatonville was the first incorporated black town in the United States (Eatonville). Founded in 1886, it is just one of over 100 such towns founded just before the 1900's (Eatonville). Growing up in "exclusively a colored town" (Hurston), Hurston had no awareness of her coloredness. White people were merely the people who passed through the town. Hurston stated that "they differed from colored to me only in that they rode through town and never

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    Considered one of the most important writers of the twentieth century African American literature, Zora Neale Hurston successfully paved the way for future prominent writers. Through dedication and hardships in her life, she is famously recognized as an important person during the 1920s for her writing and role in the Harlem Renaissance. (Zora.com) Zora Neale Hurston was born January 7, 1891 in Notasulga, Alabama and later moved to Eatonville, Florida. She lived a happy childhood in her 8-room house

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    On January 7, 1891, Zora Neale Hurston was born in the tiny town of Notasulga, Alabama. She was the fifth of eight children in the Hurston household. Her father John was a carpenter, sharecropper, and a Baptist preacher; and her mother Lucy, a former schoolteacher. Within a year of Zora's birth, the family moved to Eatonville, Florida; a town, which held historical significance as the first, incorporated Black municipality in the United States. In 1904, thirteen-year-old Zora was devastated by the

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