Hurston's Essay 'The Negro Artist And The Racial Mountain'

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The essay “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain” by Langston Hughes applies to my reading of the novel, because it gives a lot of context for Hurston’s purpose, the characters, and their actions. My understanding of Hurston’s purpose for this novel was made much more clear, because I could finally understand what type of image Hurston was trying to portray for black folk. She clearly wanted to show how they too are human, and how they make mistakes. Janie is not perfect, and by portraying all her highs and lows, she showcases how black people are similar to whites in that they face the same problems. Rather than having her compare herself to people of the opposite color for the entire novel, Hurston makes Janie despise things about her
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