Listen to the reading of Hurston’s essay and answer the study questions. You can also watch the short video clip about Zora Hurston, especially her town Eatonville and how some of the people who knew her talk about her. This will inform your reading of her essay. Make sure you check the other video clips in the media folder.
Other videos from video clip:
Hawthorne: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWw2hPveA00&feature=youtu.be
Zora Neale Hurston: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RusqNuuZrKM&feature=youtu.be
Study Questions based on these videos:
1- What is the major theme in Hurston’s essay “How it Feels to Be colored Me?”?
2- What is Hurston’s attitude towards race and color? Provide a quote to illustrate and justify.
3- Who does Hurston compare herself to towards the end of her essay and why?
4- What is the realization that Hurston comes to at the end of her essay?
Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPhQCJ6waLI&feature=youtu.be
5- What is the main theme in Hawthorne’s story?
6- What is the significance of the symbols in the story such as the wife’s name being Faith and the setting (forest)? Try to compare the characters and the settings.