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Main characters who are women in general are depicted as the weaker gender This is not true in the books that project feminism Zora Neale Hurston writes about a strong woman as her main character The strong woman being Janie in Zora Neale Hurstons novel Their Eyes Were Watching God The novel is set during the 1920s and 1930s in Florida Janie marries three men throughout the book The first she left because he just wanted to use her for financial stability In her second marriage she is verbally abused In her last marriage Janie finds a man that treats her well and she is free to do what she wants Janie becomes feminist when she chooses to be happy with her life Instead of following the path her grandmother created for her she makes the decision to leave her first husband Janie makes choices that most women wish they had when in reality they are tied down with their husbands and family The men in the society constantly try to marry Janie but she chooses a husband for herself and makes the choice of marrying Tea Cake As a result Tea Cake sets her free in their marriage because he takes care of her needs and she was able to do what most women from that time could only dream of He makes it so that she could explore herself in a way she cannot do before with her previous marriages Causing her to become a more lively character and stand on her own Feminist characters are also present in Gloria Naylors fiction novel The Women of Brewster Place where seven women live without the support of men Mattie is a feminist character she works hard to support for herself and her son Basil who ends up leaving her and causing her to lose her house Kiswana works to help liberate her people She likes to bring the people in her community together
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