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  LAYERS OF TRIPLE OPPRESSION AND ITS AWAKENING IN THE WORK OF ZORA NEALE HURSTON  

*MS.D.ANGELINE JEBA                                                             

PH.D RESEARCH SCHOLAR                                                     

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH                                                                                        

VELS UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI600 117

                                   

**DR. P. SURESH

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

VELS UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI 600 117          

 

 

 

Abstract

This paper focuses on  Zora Neale Hurston’s novel There Eyes Were Watching God, it explores the Triple oppression, race, class, gender discrimination, black woman, identity, liberated woman, oppression, suppression, conditions and situations of women in society, position of women and self-realization or self-awakening through the process of colonization, male-dominated African culture brought to America by the slaves. In fact the black women are oppressed and suppressed in different aspects.  This paper is an analysis of the ways in which the protagonist of African-American literature signifies Racism, Classism and Sexism with traumatic conditions under which African- Americans live.  This is an attempt to explore, from different feminist perspectives, the quest for feminine identity of a black woman, Janie Crawford, the protagonist of the novel.  The protagonist’s experience of gaining her natural womanhood has a number of controversial complexities. However, in order to break out from her passivity  to seek  her feminine voice; her identity, Janie has to take a long journey throughout her marriages against patriarchy that exists within her society. Moreover, the methods that are used in this paper are the descriptive, analytic and interpretative ones. As for the findings, they are limited to Janie’s confrontation to her obstructions in order to gain its awakening.  The objective of this paper is to analyse the sufferings of Afro-Americans and their oppressed life. In addition this paper shows how the challenges faced by the protagonist and how her unsuccessful marriage life become  alien in the society and her separation from self-awakening and self-realization in the society.  .

 

KEYWORDS

Triple oppression (classism, racism and sexism) gender discrimination, black woman, identity, liberated woman and self-realization or self-awakening.journal of english

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