The Gilded Six Bits

Throughout “The Gilded Six-Bits,” gold (or gildedness) represents the way that covetousness and deceit challenge Joe and Missie May’s marriage. In the first half of the story, both Joe and Missie May are struck…

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Throughout the story, Hurston personifies the sun and moon in various ways, which symbolize the shifting seasons in the Banks’ marriage. Her use of these symbols is typically followed by a key moment in Missie

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