Black Leadership of Moses and Enslaved Hebrew in Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, Man of the Mountain
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Associate Professor, Department of English, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (Vels University), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Eurasian J Anal Chem 2018;13(4):emEJAC191006
This paper dwells on the investigation of Zora Neale Hurston's Moses, a man of the Mountain. It investigates the leadership quality of Moses and enslavement of Hebrews. It explores various themes in the novel like slavery, religion, race, freedom, class, nature which built upon a biblical narrative framework. This paper examines the mannerism of male-centred character. This is an endeavour to investigate from various activist points of view, the mission for the male role of a protagonist Moses (Moses, Man of the Mountain). The hero's involvement is both spiritual and human world meet. Additionally, this novel rewrites the story of the Book of Exodus of Moses and Israelites from an Afro-American perspective. Concerning the discoveries, it applies some themes and motifs commonly addressed in African –American culture, subverting the story of Moses. The uses of natural imagery like animals, insects, reptiles, water and mountain to accentuate plot. The method applied is a modified form of rhetorical criticism, which is understood to provide an interpretive perspective on the text. This is accomplished through the investigation of its main literary character Moses. The goal of this paper is to break down the enslavement of Hebrews out of Egypt, the quality and leadership of Moses display in the Old Testament in the Book of Exodus. Also, this paper demonstrates how the difficulties looked by the protagonist and how their enslavement in Egypt ends up in the general public and the partition from slavery, race, religion, freedom, class and nature in the general public. In general the notion of race and racial purity and it is a profoundly philosophical exploration of the very nature of freedom and self-empowerment.