Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale Hurston: Literary Analysis

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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston was published in 1937 and is based loosely on Hurston’s own experiences, similarly to Chopin’s The Awakening. The story is a told in a circular conversation. It begins with a conversation between an African American woman named Janie Crawford and her friend, Pheoby Watson. Janie tells Pheoby her story, which revolves mainly around three men that Janie has loved and how loving them affected her, both positively and negatively. Through thick southern African American dialect, Janie explains her journey, as she searches for herself. Throughout the journey, Janie experiences much hardship, unhappiness, and inferiority. This leads to the main question of the novel: what does it take for Janie to

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