Titled ‘Spunk,' the play by Zora Neal Hurston is characterized by several key events that shape the direction of the play.

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Book review: Spunk!
Titled ‘Spunk,’ the play by Zora Neal Hurston is characterized by several key events that shape the direction of the play. The most enchanting primary event took place in the second act where Jim is arguing with Spunk over a woman, Evalina, who was married to Jim but run away with Spunk. In a bid to enhance understanding of this play and its significance, this paper focuses on discussing the primary event that drives the story, the role of animal characters in the play, and describes how fantasy is used in the Hamlet and Spunk.
Spunk, who had a reputation as a courageous individual who never hesitated to take action whenever prompted, was spotted strolling with Jim’s wife (Hurston 18). Jim, prodded by other men, confronted Spunk over the issue but Spunk challenged Jim to prove that Evalina was his wife (Hurston 20). In a surprising twist of events, Evalina claimed that she chose to be with Spunk out of her own free will despite her marriage to Joe. The revelation devastated Jim who decided to pursue Spunk and bring back his wife but ended up getting killed by Spunk. The section of the play lays the foundation for other acts as a marriage of Spunk and Evalina and the vengeful actions of Jim’s father against Spunk.
The play includes bobcats as part of the characters. The playwright used the animal, a solitary creature that roams the wild in search of food to achieve the purpose of revenge in the play. The playwright intended to reincarnate Joe so that Spunk could get punished for his misdeeds
The fantasy setting in Spunk and Hamlet are similar. In both plays, there are love triangle related deaths. Furthermore, the fathers of the murdered husbands come back in other forms to haunt their son’s killers and exact revenge. According to Bosak, King Hamlet came back as a ghost to haunt Claudius who had murdered him to marry the queen (29). In both plays, some of the characters dismissed the appearance of the ghosts and blamed it on their imaginations. The supernatural is used in both plays to show that human power is limited and that revenge can be taken up by the spirits.

Works Cited
Bosak, Jon. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. 1999, www.w3.org/People/maxf/XSLideMaker/hamlet.pdf.
Hurston, Nora. SPUNK. Library of Congress, (n.d) lcweb2.loc.gov/mss/mssmisc/mhurston/01/0108/0108.pdf.

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