Close Reading Anylsis Essay
23 October 2012
Close Reading Analysis: The Gilded Six-Bits
In Zora Neale Hurston’s short story “The Gilded Six-Bits,” there are many aspects that can be analyzed. However, I found it interesting that the act of objectification is reoccurring in this story from beginning to end. Objectification means to make a person or thing into an object rather than a human being or what it is. The character, Otis D. Slemmons, plays a very pivotal part in this story. His perception of wealth also plays an important role since the whole turning point of the storyline happens because of it. Mister Slemmon’s wealth and possessions cause everyone to be drawn to him. He himself allows women …show more content…
Hurston, Zora Neale. “The Gilded Six bits.” Literature Craft & Voice. Second Edition. Nicholas Delbanco and Alan Cheuse. New York: McGraw Hill, 2012.