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The story is told from the point of view of the characters, and Hurston writes the dialogue in their broken English dialect. Although the language is somewhat difficult to understand initially, it adds to the mystique of the story. The language used by the characters helps to …show more content… Not only does Joe know that his wife is going out with Spunk, but everybody in the town knows. This is a brilliant way to draw the reader into the story; we feel bad for Joe.

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Collom Comp II: In this story the two main characters are Spunk and Joe, they are both in love with the same woman, Lena. The story is told from the point of view of the characters, and Hurston writes the dialogue in their broken English dialect. Although the language is somewhat difficult to understand initially, it adds to the mystique of the story.

Introduction I. She was raised in Eatonville, Florida. Zora went to Howard University and progressed on to Barnard College. Zora Hurston is a vital figure who composed stories and plays during the Harlem Renaissance in the s and s. Joe Kanty. Understanding the ideals and themes of Zora Neale Hurston comes with an understanding of the upbringing and childhood she had. Hurston was famous for writing stories about the people and the folklore of her home town. She was born on January 7, Hurston was the daughter of John Hurston, a farmer, carpenter, and later on a pastor.

Her mother was also educated. She was a school teacher. On May 1, , at a literary awards dinner sponsored by Opportunity magazine, the earthy Harlem newcomer turned heads and raised eyebrows as she claimed four awards: a second-place fiction prize for her short story "Spunk," a second-place award in drama for her play Color Struck, and two honorable mentions.

The names of the writers who beat out Hurston for first place that night would soon be forgotten. Hurston was often criticized for her substantial use of southern country dialect and folk dialogue; she was a master at creating realistic African-American works of fiction.

As the characters develop a guilty conscience, they realize just that. Bullies, cheaters, and murderers are all susceptible to the feelings of a guilty conscience as illustrated in "Spunk". This tale is about a man who appeared to be fearless and overconfident, but later suffered from the consequences of his own ego.

Zora Neale Hurston, a novelist, folklorist, and Ethnographical Anthropologist was born in in Notasulga, Alabama but raised in Eatonville, Florida.

Eatonville was one of the first all-black communities in the United States of America. Hurston had the benefit of being brought up in a thriving society that fostered prestige and education. The story revolves around the Civil Rights time which was around the time that Ms. Zora grew up and joined the Civil rights movement and became an author and folklorist.

Often writing to a double audience, Hurston had a keen ability to appeal to white and black readers in a clever way. Spunk has a physical appearance that makes the village afraid of him, including Joe. Joe is married to Lena, but spunk want her as well. Archibald J. Opportunity instituted its literary competition in , while later in the year The Crisis held the Amy Spingarn contest. Together these publications gave black writers of the period, including Toomer, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Rudolph Fisher, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes, an audience for their work and recognition for their innovations and accomplishments.

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Spunk by Zora Neale Hurston: Summary & Analysis

Collom Comp II: In this story the two main characters are Spunk and Joe, they are both in love with the same woman, Lena. The story is told from the point of view of the characters, and Hurston writes the dialogue in their broken English dialect. Although the language is somewhat difficult to understand initially, it adds to the mystique of the story. Introduction I. She was raised in Eatonville, Florida.

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