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    “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a novel where Janie tells her whole story from childhood up to the death of Tea Cake. Some important details that show feminism are when Janie refused to work in the field with her first husband and also how Joe was very dominant and sometimes abusive in her marriage. I believe “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a feminist novel because Janie did not follow the stereotypical of a woman during her time. Janie’s marriage to Logan Killicks was arranged, meaning

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    short story “Sweat” and novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, the focus is on women who want better lives but face difficult struggles before gaining them. The difficulties involving men which Janie and Delia incur result from or are exacerbated by the intersection of their class, race, and gender, which restrict each woman for a large part of her life from gaining her independence. Throughout a fair part of Zora Neal Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie’s low class create problems

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    significant than death. In Zora Neale Hurston’s famous novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the main character Janie Crawford is plagued by the deaths of loved ones. Janie moves from caregiver to caregiver searching for true love and happiness, only to have it stripped away from her once she finds it in her third husband Tea Cake. At the end of the novel, having realized true love and loss, Janie is a whole woman. Their Eyes Were Watching God portrays the growth of the human spirit

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    Janie Crawford: The Woman Whose Clothing Conveys Her Relationships In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, the protagonist, Janie, endures two marriages before finding true love. In each of Janie’s marriages, a particular article of clothing is used to symbolically reflect, not only her attitude at different phases in her life, but how she is treated in each relationship. In Janie’s first marriage with Logan Killicks, an apron is used to symbolize the obligation in her marriage. “

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    The title, Their Eyes Were Watching God, symbolizes the omnipotence of the God, who controls the fate of Janie, highlighting the irrelevance of people’s free will, especially African Americans. It’s indicated that the life of Janie from companionship with Joe to that with Tea Cake is all determined by the God. However, “watching God,” an attitude of Janie, contrasts with the main conformity of African American perspective. The cryptic title parallels the life track of Janie in the whole story. Literally

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    “Their Eyes Were Watching God” is a novel that was written by Zora Neale Hurston. Some call this novel an “African-American feminist classic” The novel takes place in the early 1900s. It was about a story of Janie Crawford, an African-American women whose life is a quest to find true love and her journey of self-discovery. The novel narrated main character Janie Crawford’s “ripening from a vibrant, but voiceless teenage girl into a woman her finger on the trigger of her own destiny” It was not an

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    Name: Shreya Kaul Title: Their Eyes Were Watching God Author: Zora Neale Hurston Summary of the Plot: Their Eyes Were Watching God is about Janie Crawford, a middle-aged African-American women. She returns to Eatonville, Florida after many years and Janie explains her life story to a friend named Phoeby. Janie describes how she was raised by her grandmother, Nanny after her real mother left. Nanny forces Janie into marriage against her will to Logan. Logan is a farmer who is much older than

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    Summer Reading Assignment 1. I read Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, copyright in 1937 and has a total of 193 pages. 2. A major theme in Their Eyes Were Watching God is the search for real love. Janie Crawford goes on a journey in order to find her true love and what true love really means. If Janie didn’t have that desire, all the marriages she was in would not have a point. Men don’t always treat her right so when she meets Tea Cake things are different. The search for love

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    efforts to find equality. Once they saw how unequal they were to their male counterparts, they were so unwavering in their attempts that everyone had no choice but to acknowledge women’s mistreatment. Janie Crawford, from Zora Hurston’s Their Eyes were Watching God, is a prime example of how women actively began to start seeing themselves as independent and changing the way society sees them. Janie is brought up to view women and herself to be lesser than men but when she grows older and is able to

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    Their eyes were watching god thesis paper Throughout life we realize the impact of just words have on our life. There’s many events that have come out of people’s gossip, rumors, or judgmental attitudes. In Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston, the effects of words had an impact that led to major events in Janie's life, both positive and negative ones. Gossip and rumors was a reoccurring event throughout the book which had major outcomes. Some words people say can have a negative effect

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