Whose eyes were watching God?

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Whose eyes were watching God? In the movie Their Eyes Were Watching God, Oprah Winfrey manipulates events that happened in the book by Zora Neale Hurston. Oprah morphs many relationships in the movie Their Eyes Were Watching God. She changes the role of gender, and also makes changes in Janie’s character strength. Oprah also changes the symbolism in the movie to where some important symbols in the book change to less important roles. Oprah changes many important events in the book Their Eyes Were Watching God, when she makes the movie. In the book Their Eye’s Were Watching God, Janie the main character has a weaker role. Oprah strengthens Janie’s character when she makes the movie. “Women are not only considered the weaker sex but are…show more content…
She talks back because Jody got mad when one of the townspeople touched Janie’s hand, and made her come inside. This makes Janie look like an aggressive, partner, when she really does not have those characteristics. In the book Janie stayed quiet when Jody was mad or had something to say. In the movie Janie talks and plays games with the townspeople. Oprah makes her life look exciting in the movie. Jody does not have a problem with this in the movie. This makes Jody look less controlling. Jody controls Janie and does not let her have a social life in the book. Janie had a totally different attitude in the movie while Jody lain on his death bed. In the movie Oprah made Janie look like a sour person, when Janie’s character in the book always had a sweet attitude. In the book she was nice the whole time while Jody was speaking his mind. Oprah changes Jody and Janie’s relationship in the movie. Janie and Tea Cake have some changes in their relationship when Oprah makes the movie. “With her new husband, Janie does not mind returning to a poor rural life” (Janie). Janie does not even get married to Tea Cake in the movie. This changes the way Janie’s character looks significantly. Oprah makes Janie look classless by doing this. Janie would only run around with a man in the book if she had married that man. In the movie when Tea Cake takes Janie’s
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