BI_Chapter10 - Black Identity: Chapter 10 This chapter...

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Black Identity: Chapter 10 This chapter discusses and reflects two authors, Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, and their extremely similar themes, which include race, class, and gender . These African American writers are so renowned that their work will continue to influence African American literature throughout the twenty-first century . Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God focuses on Black women and class as well as the quest for self-fulfillment and love . This novel describes how Black women were different than their male counterpart and white women specifically because that of which the Black women reproduced would be the product of the slave labor needed to develop the country . So what is normally seen as a gift to earth, which it still was for the African American mother, was also considered a cost . Black mothers would need to nurture and protect their offspring from becoming enslaved and other cruelties that the world may bring upon them . That is a struggle that no one else had to deal with at the time
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course SOC 348 taught by Professor Staff during the Summer '11 term at Miami University.

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BI_Chapter10 - Black Identity: Chapter 10 This chapter...

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