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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There is a murmur of applause as she steps into the aisle. The car is parallel to the footlights. Return to Book Page. Emma glares at her for a minute, then turns disgustedly away from the basket. About Zora Neale Hurston. The Dialect of Modernism: We aint talked, you aint kissed me an’ nothin’, and you aint showed me our girl.

Also, when the doctor comes to the home in scene IV, Emma reveals she is unable to see well. Kersten Dominique rated it it was ok May 05, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


She lifts her skirts and curtsies to the floor. Ah got to git back to mah stoppin’-place after a while. Ab aint but forty-two and you aint forty yet-we got plenty time.

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I told you to let me know of the least change in her condition. Does Emma Beasely live here?

But wait till you see dat little place in Philly! Mah back is broad- John tries to cover her mouth with his hand. Arlana marked it as to-read Dec 18, John, you love me-you really want me sho’ nuff? Ada marked it as to-read Aug 10, Ah thought you had done forgot us people in Eatonville since you been living up here in Jacksonville.

Color Struck

John and Emma go buy ice-cream. The inside of a “Jim Crow?

Someone is on the bed but is lying so that the back is toward the audience. Hurston specifies that the first scene takes place “inside a ‘ Jim Crow ‘ railway coach. Lauren Redmond marked it as to-read Jul 01, I don’t see how come we can’t make all our arrangements now. Trivia About Color Struck. The lights are kerosene lamps with reflectors. Shakira Rivera rated it really liked it Dec 20, John let’s we all don’t go in there with all them.


Emma is plagued by colorism —intra-racial racism—which causes her to be jealous of light-skinned Black people and despise her own Blackness. View freely available titles: This page was last edited on 2 Mayat Effie takes the arm that John offers her neae they parade to the other end of the hall.

Naw, we don’t wanta do our walking steps-nobody won’t wanta see them when we step out at the hall.

EMMA does not take the money, but tucks her arms and hair in again, and gives the girl a drink.