Discussion Question


This week’s readings explore the dynamics of power and how race and socioeconomic class can affect these dynamics. 

From one of these readings, choose one work and analyze how it portrays race and/or socioeconomic class affecting the dynamics of power.

Reading choices from the following selections from The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women

  • Zora Neale Hurston: “Sweat” (349–356); “How      It Feels to Be Colored Me” (357–359)
  • Eudora Welty: “A Worn Path” (598–603)
  • Maya Angelou: The Peckerwood Dentist and Momma’s      Incredible Powers” (926–930)



· Gilbert, Sandra and Susan Gubar, editors. The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: The Traditions in English. 3rd ed., vol. 2, Early Twentieth Century through Contemporary. Norton, 2007. 

· Hurston, Zora Neale. “Sweat.” Gilbert and Gubar pp. 349-56. 

· Hurston, Zora Neale. “How It Feels to Be Colored Me.” Gilbert and Gubar pp. 357-59. 

· Welty, Eudora. “A Worn Path.” Gilbert and Gubar pp. 598-03. 

· Angelou, Maya. “The Peckerwood Dentist and Momma’s Incredible Powers.” Gilbert and Gubar pp. 926-30

Please respond in MLA format.

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