Dr. M Newlin
Monday, May 15, 2000
Nanny, a Mule, and a Pear Tree:
Zora Neale Hurston's work provides the African-American community with a one of the first literary symbols of racial health - a sense of black people as complete, complex, undiminished human beings. Appropriately, Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937, provides an enlightening look at the journey of one of these undiminished human beings, Janie Crawford. Janie's
showed first 75 words of 1987 total
showed last 75 words of 1987 total
the way you see things" (89). If one has the intuition to look out over the horizon and dream, take a chance, acknowledge fear, he or she will be able to live life to the fullest. Once well traveled there can be a impression of meaning and substance that lives in the quite of one’s soul not in the recognition of others.
Hurston, Zora Neale . Their Eyes Were Watching God . New York : HarperCollins. 1937