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How It Feels To Be Colored Me, Zora Neale Hurston, 1928

Hurston, Zora Neale. "How It Feels to Be Colored Me." N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2016.

Based on the context of the passage, the phrase "sharpening my oyster knife" (line 68) is best interpreted as which of the following?


One should work to get the best life has to offer.


One should be ready to fight for revenge in cases of injustice.


One should silence those who don't believe in them.


One should become used to disappointment in prejudiced societies.


One should seek happiness, but it is elusive.

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