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  • Typical Females And Males
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    The Portrayal Of Men In Female Authored Texts By Maxine Hong Kingston, And Zora Neale Hurston The novels, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, and The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston are two works by female authors which celebrate the individuality and strength of women. In both cases, the characters portrayed in the novels are stark contrasts to both the typical females and males depicted in both early and contemporary works by many male authors. In the two pieces of litera...
  • Janie's Marriage With Tea Cake
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Janie Speaks Her Ideas In life to discover our self-identity a person must show others what one thinks or feels and speak his or her mind. Sometimes their opinions may be silenced or even ignored. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, the main character Janie would sometimes speak her ideas and they would often make a difference. The author, Zora Neale Hurston, gives Janie many chances to speak and she shows the reader outcomes. When dealing with all of the dif...
  • Janie And Jody
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston, November 1998,219 pp Janie Crawford, an attractive, confident, middle-aged black woman, returns to Eatonville, Florida, after a long absence. The black townspeople gossip about her and speculate about where she has been and what has happened to her young husband, Tea Cake. They take her confidence as aloofness, but Janie's friend Pheoby Watson sticks up for her. Pheoby visits her to find out what has happened. Their c...
  • Tea Cake Janie's Third Husband
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God Book Report 1. Title: Their Eyes Were Watching God 2. Author / Date Written: Zora Neale Hurston/19373. Country of Author: 4. Characters Janie Mae Crawford- The book's main character. She is a very strong willed, independent person. She is able to defy a low class, unhappy life because of these factors, even though the environment that she grew up and lived in was never on her side. Pheoby Watson - Janie's best friend in Eatonville. Pheoby is the only towns person who...
  • Tea Cake And Janie
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neale HurstonThemeMany times the love that a person is looking for is the one that a person doesn't realize. Setting The author begins and ends the book on a porch where Janie is telling her story to her friend Pheoby Watson. The book begins in the morning on the porch and then ends at night, symbolic of beginning and end. In between these two times Janie is telling her story which travels through the state of Florida. Style In this book, Hurston writes in th...
  • Janie's Identity
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Summary Doug Wink P-7 2/22/97 A caterpillar crawls along a desolate branch. His many appendages grip the gray bark as he undulates his body along the path in the shade. Creeping steadily forward he is looking for the proper place suitable enough for him to change his identity. Upon finding a twig sprout where he can get bilateral support, he builds his cocoon. After his cocoon is finished the caterpillar crawls in for his metamorphosis. If one is to see a cocoon on ...
  • Janie And Tea Cake
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God: The Use of Clothing by Zora Neale Hurston In the novel Their Eyes were watching God Zora Neale Hurston portrays a woman named Janie's search for love and freedom. Janie, throughout the novel, bounces through three different marriages, with a brief stint at being a widow in between. Throughout these episodes, Hurston uses Janie's clothing as a visual bookmark of where Janie is in her search for true love and how she is being influenced by those around her. Janie's fi...
  • Janie's Life
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    J A N I E In Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God", Janie, a southern black woman, finds herself in several bad relationships before finding true love. Throughout the novel, being a dynamic character, Janie changes her ways in between each relationship. In Hurston's book, Janie grows from a wanderer to a martyr, before finally becoming a warrior. Janie's life began when her grandmother raised her in west Florida twenty years after the civil war. Her conscious life began at age sixt...
  • Janie's Marriage To Jody
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    Lovely People Do Stupid Things How is love to influence our lives Love-struck people do crazy things to express how they care for that particular person yet it is a long and windy road to these actions. It is down this path that experience spawns and trouble and happiness are felt. Janie Crawford of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, shows the road through the steps of her three relationships. These relationships, though not fulfilling ones, conclude in bettering Janies search an...
  • Jody's Relationship To Janie
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    I enjoyed Their Eyes Were Watching God's grasp on imagination, imagery and phrasing. Janie's dialogue and vernacular managed to carry me along, slipping pieces of wisdom to me in such a manner that I hardly realize they are ingesting something deep and true. Their Eyes Were Watching God recognizes that there are problems to the human condition, such as the need to possess, the fear of the unknown and resulting stagnation. The book does not leave us with the hopelessness of Fitzgerald or Hemingwa...

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