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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The lunch-baskets are under the seat. You wuz grinning heale her and she wuz grinning back jes lake a ole chessy cat! Emma remains standing, looking dully about a if she is half asleep. Everybody begins to open baskets. When he raises his head he notices the picture on the wall and crosses over to it with her-his arm still about her.

Four men come out from behind the platform bearing a huge chocolate cake. For Hurston, rural black people were being forgotten, disappearing amidst the heady enthusiasm of the urban New Negro Movement. I don’t want to be jealous like you are. Do you think I’d look at Ada when Ah got a chance tuh be wid you?

She muffles a cry and sinks limp upon the seat. huurston

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!! The doctor is too late, and Emma’s daughter is dead.


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Great laughing and joshing as more people come in. He strikes another,match and lights the lamp. The play’s title focuses on colorismthe idea that people in the black community were judged based on the hue of their skin. In a rage, Emma attacks John. Rural culture among black southern women was for Hurston what Hazel Carby calls the artistic representation of the folk that is “not only a discursive displacement of the historical and cultural transformation of migration, but also is a creation of a folk who are outside history.

Somebody’s going to tell the pastor on you. He looks into her face and sees her tremendous fear.

What you skeered about? Mathilda Clarke is winner-if she will step forward she will receive a beautiful wook fascinator. There is a small window in the rear wall upstage left. Kuba rated it really liked it Dec 01, They’se gonna make it!

Color Struck

Yes, I want you to love me, you know I do. She seats herself and rocks monotonously and stares out of the door. Soon’s I got in town I nesle up Wesley and he told me how to find you. They ain’t on heah! Tell it, tell it, take it up and smell it. Twenty years of adoration, of hunger, of worship! Very strick humor prevails. Looka heah, ain’t John an’ Emma going?


Heah they come, nip and tuck-whoo-ee! Emma is unable to see situations as they really are; she constantly accuses John of being more interested in light-skinned women and fails to see his sincere love for hurstom. She hurls herself into a modified Hoochy Koochy, and finishes up with an ecstatic yell.

Alisa Antonelli marked it as to-read Dec 03, John knocks on the door, and tells her he missed her. Naw she wasn’t neither. JOHN turns and kisses her slowly. Ah wants to marry agin. John, zoora love me-you really want me sho’ nuff? Elizabeth rated it really liked it Feb 03, Enter Effie left above, with a basket. The cake is set down in the center of the floor and the winning couple parade around it arm in arm.

Les’ everybody eat-motion’s done carried. Howdy do, Miss Effie, you’se lookin’ jes lak a rose. I don’t see how come we can’t make all our arrangements now.

Passengers begin to take down baskets from their racks.