Hurston_Quotes_assignment - "Janie did what she had never...

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"Janie did what she had never done before, that is, thrust herself into the conversation." *What does this quote tell you about the character, situation, and/or setting being spoken of? She seems like she’s someone in a crowded room sitting in a corner observing the crowd before she has the courage to speak up and join the conversation. *How does the diction (word choice) in this quote contribute to the purpose, meaning, or effect? She put herself into a conversation and spoke up. *What image does this quote bring to your mind? Someone who is anti-social and finally has the courage to overcome her condition and join the crowd *How does Hurston's use of her own personal style strengthen and memorialize this quote from the book? In other words, if someone else had written these words in a different style/personality, what would change - whether big or small - what would change? It would change if there was a guy who spoke up instead of a woman. *In your own opinion, do you find this quote powerful? Why or why not? I think it was powerful. Janie overcame her shyness and spoke up and put herself into a conversation. At that time women were seen as to be stuck in a house and do housework.

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