Down Goes Hurston

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Down Goes Hurston The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920’s is a great time for black artists; it is a rebirth of art, music, books and poetry. In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie, the protagonist, is treated kindly for a black women. She does not go through the torment of black culture during that era or the previous eras. Throughout the book Hurston “fibs” about racial oppression. Janie gets respect …

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…experience, and to define and exalt the African-American heritage experience. Hurston takes no time to include these three major themes of the rebirth. Janie is treated like a white woman of the time. Hurston does not include any evidence of racial oppression. She makes black life seem comfortable and pleasant. All of this adds up to a potent argument and that is why Their Eyes Were Watching God should be exiled from the Harlem Renaissance.