Writing Assignment on
Zora Neale Hurston's "The Gilded Six-Bits"

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Write an essay on one of the following topics:

Topic A.  Explore the range of meanings that comes to attach to the object referred to in the title concept of the story.

Topic B.  In "What White Publishers Won't Print," Hurston points to a damaging assumption she sees at work in the white majority public of her day.  What exactly is this assumption, and what does she think is dangerous about it?  In what ways is "The Gilded Six-Bits" designed to address that assumption?


  Consult the Study Guide to this story before attempting this writing assignment.

  You may also wish to review the general instructions on writing assignments.


  Suggestions are welcome.  Please send your comments to lyman@ksu.edu .

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  This page last updated 28 March 1999.