HURSTON SPUNK PDF

Spunk has 45 ratings and 5 reviews. Chrissie said: Here follows a free online link to the story Spunk: Spunk: Selected Short Stories [Hurston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A delightful collection portraying the energy and dynamism of. A group of men, Walter, Elijah, Lige, and unnamed others; are gossiping about the man, Spunk and the lady, Lena. Joe, who is Lena’s husband.

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We can use the same procedure to determine what qualities Zora Neale Hurston who, like Austen, confined her studies to small, country villages, considered essential to a good marriage—what qualities she valued in the marriage partners and what qualities she detested.

Joe wuz a braver man than Spunk. Whether hursfon way Elijah speaks represents a stereotypical ignorant African American or simply an intelligent and witty rural Southerner may be in the eye of the beholder.

She collected the songs sung by workers jurston sugar cane, sawmill and railroad construction camps.

I’m just like a cemetery, I ain’t puttin’ out, I’m takin’ in. She did not write about urban or ghetto life, but returned again and again in her writing to the rural life she had known in Eatonville, Florida.

She will give up her love and her body, but she is clear-headed enough to look out for her security. Beverly rated it it was amazing Oct 24, I always appreciate that the author writes dialogs in dialect. A richly illustrated biography for young adults, which gives a fascinating look burston life during the Harlem Renaissance.

African-American dialect the heart of Penumbra’s ‘Spunk’ | MPR News

He begins a typical story with a question, to see whether anyone else has information about the subject: Spunk is not only the name of the central character of this story, it is his defining quality, the reason for his name presumably a nickname. A and C Boni,— Choose an optimal rate and be sure to get the unlimited spuhk of samples immediately without having to wait in the waiting list choose a membership plan.

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The story takes place in a rural, all-black Southern town, much like Eatonville, Florida, where Hurston grew up. I was surprised that it was the name of our main character but not surprised that a word that can mean both courage and audacity was used for this story.

Published January 1st by Theatre Communications Group. Her novels were widely reviewed. He says it was Joe done sneaked back from Hell! I’ll tell you like a farmer told a potato.

African-American dialect the heart of Penumbra’s ‘Spunk’

Of the three, Lena never speaks on-stage, although well over half of the story is told as direct speech. Bellamy says the African-American dialect of that time was a tool for an oppressed culture not very far removed from slavery.

View all 28 comments. Of course, he is wrong about what Joe means to do, just as he is wrong about how Spunk will react: One could actually see the pain he was suffering, his eyes, his face, his hands even the dejected slump in his shoulders. Inshortly before entering Barnard College, Hurston became one of the leaders of the literary renaissance happening in Harlem, producing the short-lived literary magazine Fire!!

But unlike the third-person narrator, Elijah-as-narrator is unreliable.

The men whispered coarse conjectures between guzzles of whiskey. You never kin tell. So let’s work to preserve it,'” she said. Spunk hufston his gun—the gun he used to kill Joe—but the animal looks right into his eyes, frightening him so he cannot shoot. In the remaining few paragraphs of the story, Hurston presents several more images of fear. When Joe refuses to fight for her, she rejects psunk totally and walks away with Spunk, but not before asserting her power in a small way by refusing to accept a new house from her lover.

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Many critics have praised her for having a good ear for the way people speak, while others have faulted her for presenting caricatures of real speech that support the negative stereotypes her original white patrons yurston of African Americans.

Jan 30, Layla Between the Lines rated it liked it Shelves: The reader is walked through the interpretation, and the clues that lead up to it: The trajectory of erotic power within the narrative transforms Lena from male-possessed object to self-possessed subject. With a good ear for speech and dialect, she wrote lines for her characters that sounded the way she heard rural people speaking.

Other Harlem Renaissance figures, including Langston Hughes, accused her of using the dialectic speech and the elements of folklore to denigrate her own people and to please whites, who expected unsophisticated language and behavior from African Americans.