summary edit, downtown Jacksonville in 1914, hurston begins the essay about her childhood in the town of Eatonville. A first-water diamond, an empty spool bits of broken glass, lengths of string, a key to a door long since crumbled away, a rusty knife-blade, old shoes saved for a road that never was and never will be, a nail bent under the weight. We enter chatting about any little nothing that we have in common and are seated by the jazz waiters. When I set my hat at a certain angle and saunter down Seventh Avenue, Harlem City, feeling as snooty as the lions in front of the Forty-Second Street Library, for instance. I creep back slowly to the veneer we call civilization with the last tone and find the white friend sitting motionless in his seat, smoking calmly. Heard, Matthew (Winter 2007). Hurston notes that for the first time, she was a little colored girl instead of simply being herself (par. Walker not only rediscovered Hurstons works, but revisited the era of the Harlem Renaissance.
My face is painted red and yellow and my body is painted blue, My pulse is throbbing like a war drum. Hurston experiences her American identity as being indistinguishable from her racial identity. In her present life, Hurston has moments when she only feels black if she is in an all-white setting, such as when she attends classes at Barnard College, an institution attended by few people of color. Hurston and Wright both wrote about the importance of self-identity. She says, "I remember the very day I became colored." Before this time, she cites the only difference being that " white people rode through town and never lived there." During this part of her work, Zora is showing her childhood view that whites and. Prior to writing this essay, I really had not noticed the effect that race had on my life. tags: inequality, uniqueness, attention. She introduces a striking metaphor: She feels like a black bag of miscellany propped against a wall, together with other bags which are white, red, and yellow. Sometimes she does not feel any race, she is herself.
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