Zora Neale Hurston Character Analysis

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The character’s personalities and the settings reflect Hurston’s life. The book was written in 1937, in which Hurston lived through the time period of the book (2015). Hurston was born 1891 in Alabama, then raised in Eatonville, Florida where Janie lived with Jody (Boyd, 2015). Hurston lived through women’s suffrage (which was achieved before the book was written) and serration. Janie is held to certain expectations of this time period, specifically for women to marry and obey their husbands. In Janie, the readers can find traces of Hurston’s comportment, refusing to bow to gender conventions, especially when Janie finds the courage to stand up to Jody’s abuse (Boyd,
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