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The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s is a great time for black artists it is a rebirth of art music books and poetry In Zora Neale Hurstons novel Their Eyes Were Watching God Janie the protagonist is treated kindly for a black women She does not go through the torment of black culture during that era or the previous eras Throughout the book Hurston fibs about racial oppression Janie gets respect by the white people she encounters Hurston makes the reader imagine that African-American life is easygoing Richard Writes critique of Their Eyes Were Watching God is accurate and therefore the book should not be included in the Harlem RenaissanceHurston breaks several of the themes of the Harlem Renaissance One in particular is to make other Americans aware of the African-American experience Richard Write states Their eyes as a novel exploits those quaint aspects of Negro life that satisfied the tastes of a white audience It did for literature what the minstrel show did for theater that is made white folks laugh1 Write as a critic fulfills his duty to critique literature truthfully In Hurstons novel she rarely states anything about the reality of the South at that time Brothers and sisters since us cant never expect tuh better our choice Ah move dat we make Brother Starks our Mayor until we can see further40 In this passage Hurston uses a soft pleasant type of diction In that south at the time people were not accepted into towns if they were new to the area Jody Janies second husband takes charge and becomes the mayor The people in the novel respect Jodie and Janie Being a black man and also the mayor seems a little strange for the South Most white people of the South dislike black people because most black people are thought to be only slaves even though slavery was abolished Towards the end of the novel Janie is on trial for
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