Sherley Anne Williams Analysis

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As much as a reader might agree with Sherley Anne Williams’ ideas of Hurston’s writing, there are some concepts a reader may question. Although the author, Sherley Anne Williams, was correct in suggesting Hurston including the shield of protection for Janie from her grandmother, Nanny, was not creating a picture of life looking like reality; however, her idea that Janie had an insufficient amount of wisdom about herself as a whole is inaccurate because Janie does have self-awareness as she chose who she wanted to be, even if the ideas were pushed away by others. Sherley Anne Williams includes a quick understanding of how Janie sees herself. Discussing how Janie saw her self for the first time in a picture, notiving she was black. Because Janie was raised in a white families’ yard, she imagines herself just like the others. In Sherley Anne Williams words, “a metaphor for Janie’s lack of self-knowledge”(Williams 100). Williams straightens her idea of Janie being short of herself, based on events Janie has been placed in. This author uses the word lack to voice her opinion of Janie. Connatively lack resembles trying to by something that cost $12.99 when you only have $7.76. On the other hand, denotatively, lacking is being without or not having enough of something. Janie is portrayed, for Williams, that she does not have…show more content…
In the end of the novel, Janie has now lived her life to the fullest and she can tell all the stories possible. That is exactly what she does, to her best friend, Pheoby. Janie arrives back in the town of Eatonville to tell her story, one last time. Hurston states, "Ah done been tuh de horizon and back and now Ah kin set heah in mah house and live by comparisons. Dis house ain’t so absent of things lak it used tuh be befo’ Tea Cake come along. It’s full uh thoughts, ‘specially dat bedroom”(Hurston

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