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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But our daughter is bad off-run out an’ git a doctor–she needs one. No matter whut Ah say, you keep carryin’ on wid her. Looka heah, ain’t John an’ Emma going?

Effie is laughing and talking to those around her and does not hear the tirade.

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EMMA struggles to free her hands. African American women and the Great Migration, and the fragmentation of characterization in Color Struck.

The contestants, mostly girls, take the floor. The topical significance of Color Struck is in how it challenges assumptions associated with color-consciousness. She lifts her skirts and curtsies to the floor. Hurston’s attempt to analyze changing black demographics will be examined in the process. Heah come Ada wid a great big basket. Also, when the doctor comes to the home in scene IV, Emma reveals she is unable to see well. The whole world is got a sign on it. Color Struck won second prize in the contest for best play.


The women are showily dressed in the The Manner of the time, and quite conscious of their finery. Shakira Rivera rated it really liked it Dec 20, When de music starts, gentlemen parade yo’ ladies once round de hall, den de walk begins.

The Many “plug” silk hats are in evidence, also sun-flowers in button holes. John caresses her again. We are waiting for the couple from Jacksonville-Jacksonville!

Cause Ah’m gointer make you. He takes a chicken leg. The train whistle blows, there is a slackening of speed.

As the whistle blows twice, and the train begins to zkra, they enter panting and laughing at left. Soon there is a rapping for order heard inside and the voice of Joe Clarke. JOHN slowly, after a long pause. John and Emma offer the The Man next them some supper. Let me in so I can kill you. Afew seats remain unoccupied. At the end Master announces winner. She, won’t need nothing while I’m gone, John. John and Effie circle the cake happily and triumphantly.

He returns to neae seat and turns up the hurstob. Now then- he strikes a pose for St. 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!!


An hour more or less is mighty important sometimes. Returns dipper to pail. Don’t y’all skeer us no mo’ lake dat! Autumn marked it as to-read Nov 03, Naw Ah aint gonna be deceitful an’ bust mah gizzard fuh nobody!

Color Struck by Zora Neale Hurston

It’s gointer stay right here in Augustine where de good cake walkers grow. Migration, Fragmentation, and Identity: Emma, hurstkn up an’ gwan git dat doctor.

Then we can talk over everything. Emma glares at her for a minute, then turns disgustedly away from the basket.

Where is the couple f rom. She’ll be all right, Ah reckon, for a while. Ah always wuz sweet on you, but you let ole Mullet-head Sam cut me out. And Ah’ll scorch him to de platform. The musicians are stamping.