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Unformatted text preview: feelings are all hurt by it" (Hurston 534). Hurston is proud of her origin and has enough high esteem to see past the discrimination. She believes that she was born into her culture for a reason, and wants to make the most of it. To further reinforce her beliefs she declares, "I do not weep at the world-I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife." (Hurston 533). "Someone is always. ..reminding me that I am the granddaughter of slaves. It fails to register depression with me" (534) "'I am off to a flying start and I must not hault in the stretch to look behind and weep'" (534) "At certain times I have no race, I am me" (536) "Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me....
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2010 for the course ENGL 102 taught by Professor Cramer during the Spring '08 term at Santa Monica.
- Spring '08