Blackness, Colorism, and Epidermalization of Inferiority in Zora Neale Hurston’s Color Struck: A Fanonian Reading of the Play. Article (PDF Available) · January. She treats them poorly solely for the color of their skin and because it produced (according to Zora Neale Hurston: Collected Plays edited by. Color Struck. A Play in Four Scenes. Time: Twenty years ago and present. Place: .A Southern City. JOHN- A light brown-skinned The Man. EMMALINE- A Black.

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Course, Ah don’t wanta look too bossy, but Ah b’lieve you got to marry me tuh git rid of me. Emma is plagued by colorism —intra-racial racism—which causes her to be jealous of light-skinned Black people and despise her own Blackness.

Looka heah, ain’t John an’ Emma going? African American women and the Great Migration, and the fragmentation of characterization in Color Struck. They are fixed to the wall. Color Struck was not staged during the Harlem Renaissance. They coquettishly eat neaoe each other’s spoons. Emmaline made John take the last coach, because she felt he was flirting with Effie, a lighter-skinned black woman. The car is parallel to the footlights. Naw suh, he aint.


Ah-Ah aint gonna bite mah tongue! Her insecurities have adverse effects including, losing John for twenty years and allowing her mulatto daughter to die. But nobody can hold a candle to you in nothing. I don’t do nothing. The interior of a one-room shack in an alley. EMMA pleadingly, and clutching his coat.

Hot stuff I reckon! Monika marked it as to-read Dec 24, Think she oughter have a doctor. You won’t go hruston come on go home with me all by ourselves. Emma, git up an’ gwan git dat doctor. The eating is over and everyone is going behind the curtain. A MAN seeing Emma. EMMA does not take the money, but tucks her arms and hair in again, and gives the girl a drink.

Color Struck

She is not the “New Negro” fashioned by the doyens of the Harlem Renaissance. Rather, she defies commodification as a cultural artifact made for the amusement of whites and the progressive faction of the black elite.

This literary movement became the center of the Harlem Renaissance. Hurston was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to travel to Haiti and conduct research on conjure in With head insite coach.

The couples are “prancing” in their strufk. That’s who I come to see, you! He looks into her face and sees her tremendous fear. Ada marked it as to-read Aug 10, Four of them crowd together in one seat and begin the chorus of “Daisies Won’t Tell.


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From behind the curtain there are occasional sounds of laughter, a note or two on a stringed instrument or accordion. Ena Alvarado marked it as sttuck May 28, JOHN turns and kisses her slowly.

It was originally published in in Fire!! Once a faint voice says “water” and the woThe Man in the rocker arises and carries the tin dipper to the bed. Arlana marked it as to-read Dec 18, He turns in his chair and Emma rushes over to the bed and covers the girl securely, tucking her long hair under the covers, too-before he arises.

She draws up the chair. Indeed, during the s, nearly a half a million African Struvk left the rural south burston the urban north. Views Read Edit View history.

Color Struck won second prize in the contest for best play. Lavonia marked it as to-read Jul 18,

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