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Many literary scholars believe that Zora Neale Hurston's [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2006, 07:20
Many literary scholars believe that Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) has been the primary influence on some of the most accomplished Black women writing in the United States today. Indeed, Alice Walker, the author of the prize-winning novel The Color Purple, has said of Their Eyes, “There is no book more important to me than this one.â€
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2006, 08:53
1. C
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2006, 13:12
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2006, 13:29
Why do you think its D for (2)?

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2006, 13:48
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Why do you think its D for (2)?

selene wrote:
1- ^ C ^

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The last sentence of the passage says :

"In one of the most illuminating discussions of the novel to date, Henry Louis Gates Jr., states that “Hurston’s strategy seems to concern itself with the possibilities of representation of the speaking Black voice in writing.â€
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2006, 14:31
Thanks for the insight.

What I got from the same quote by Henry Louis Gates Jr. was the change in the outlook of the criticisms by Black critics; the change I am referring to is from point of view that all black writing has to reflect the struggles of the black people against racism, to one in which writings reflect other facets (such as feminism) of life.

This is implied by the part "... possibilities of representation of the speaking Black voice in writing."




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Why do you think its D for (2)?

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1- ^ C ^

2- ^ D ^



The last sentence of the passage says :

"In one of the most illuminating discussions of the novel to date, Henry Louis Gates Jr., states that “Hurston’s strategy seems to concern itself with the possibilities of representation of the speaking Black voice in writing.â€
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buddies, thank for trying this daunting RC!! :)

Haas, your picks are totally correct. Can you elaborate why?!
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Re: RC Their eyes were watching God [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2006, 10:10
Other than the main topic of Zora Hurston's book, there is also an underlying theme indicating that the perspectives of the critic has changed from, mainly voicing their protest agains racism, to opening up to other facets of everyday black life. One of these facets was the voice of a black woman in everyday life.

For 1. C fits the underlying theme, which says that an opinion by a critic is a function of the current perspective of what voice of the black people should be. At the time (1937) all black critics were interested in voicing their protest against racism and that is what they thought was the black voice.
The perspective of recent critics has change to a multi-faceted perspective which opens them up to accept other types of literature related to black life.

For 2. B the passage does say that the book became obscure as early critics looked at the book from a narrow perpspective.


[quote="laxieqv"]Many literary scholars believe that Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) has been the primary influence on some of the most accomplished Black women writing in the United States today. Indeed, Alice Walker, the author of the prize-winning novel The Color Purple, has said of Their Eyes, “There is no book more important to me than this one.â€
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2006, 12:18
I love that an RC has been posted on the forum
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