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  • Married Janie
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, was a novel about one womans self-revelation. It began when she was a very young girl, first being pushed, then chosen, and finally choosing. Born a victim of circumstance, Janie was subject to her position in life. She was raised to uphold the standards of the early African American generation. From the beginning, she was taught to be passive and subject to whatever life gave her. As she grew older she began to realize she must give in to her...
  • Places With Tea Cake
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God: Janie Crawford Janie Crawford, the main character of Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, strives to find her own voice throughout the novel and, in my opinion, she succeeds even though it takes her over thirty years to do it. Each one of her husbands has a different effect on her ability to find that voice. Janie discovers her will to find her voice when she is living with Logan. Since she did not marry him for love, tensions arise as time moves on an...
  • Janie And Joe Starks
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God Analytical Essay One of the most fascinating and unique novels in African American literature is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, not so much for it's story but for it's beautifully written language. The novel is about the main character, Janie, trying to find herself and the meaning of love. Both Standard English and a southern black dialect, and poetry are seamlessly integrated into the story which reveals symbols and hidden meanings. 'She was st...
  • Janie And Tea Cake
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    MATT FARLEY A 5 Peacefully Ever After Accomplish: to succeed in completing; fulfill, perform, or carry out (an undertaking, plan, promise, etc.) Throughout Janie's life she accomplished many things, but what I'd like to focus on is what I believe her chief accomplishment was: Peace. Janie achieved peace through a long and trial-filled life which consisted of three husbands who were of varying personalities. In this essay I will discuss Janie's life relating to each of these husbands, and how Jan...
  • Janie's First Marriage
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God is a story about the life of Janie Crawford and the hardships and triumphs in her three marriages, though there were many more hardships. In this essay I will share with you the setting, some characters, incidents from the plot, the theme, and point of view. This story begins in the 1930's when Janie returns to her home inEatonville, Florida. She then begins to recount her life story to her closest friend, Phoebe. The story then shifts on...
  • Act Of Janie Shooting Tea Cake
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    Tone Analysis of the selected passage from Their Eyes Were Watching God The somber and effusive tone of the selected passage from Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, is shown through its general diction and imagery. Hurston uses skillfully chosen words to enhance the imagery, and both devices contribute to the tone of this scene. The somber and the effusive tone can be seen in this passage, which also happens to be the climax of the novel in which Hurston gives the reader a dram...
  • 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: Everybody Has To Find Out About Living ForThemselvesJanie Crawford evolving selfhood through three marriages. Fair-skinned, long haired, dreamy as a child, Janie grows up expecting better treatment than she gets. Living life as one man's mules or another man's adornment. Janie is one black woman who does not have to live in lost sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, for Janie has learned 'two things everybody's got fun they selves. They got t uh go t...
  • Stage In Janie's Life
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    Zora Neale Hurston parallels the porch to Janie's expressions; how she feels both emotionally and physically in the different stages of Janie's life in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Zora Neale Hurston was born inEatonville Florida, the same place where the novel takes place. Hurston was a feminist writer who wrote during the Harlem renaissance period. She has traveled to many places and her fictional and factual accounts of black heritage are unparalleled. She uses the main character, ...
  • Janie's Search For An Identity
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God: An Epic Search In the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston shows how the lives of American women changed in the early 20th century. Zora Neale Hurston creates a character in her own likeness in her masterpiece, Their Eyes Were Watching God. By presenting Janie's search for identity, from her childbirth with Nanny to the death of Tea Cake, Hurston shows what a free southern black women might have experienced in the early decades of the century. To ...
  • 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...
  • Married Janie Adores Tea Cake
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    Janie's Life Although it takes Janie almost all her life to finally meet the man of her dreams, it is worth it. But, at first in her relationship with Tea Cake, Janie and Tea Cake are not sure that it will work out. Since she was mistreated in her previous two marriages, Janie is uncertain that she can trust Tea Cake. While on the other hand, Tea Cake is afraid he will lose her because of her great beauty. It gets to a point when they they discuss their age differences and then must split apart ...
  • 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 And Her Newfound Love Tea Cake
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    The novel Their Eyes Were Watching God written by Zora Neale Hurston deals with a character named Janie and how she goes through life trying to find true love. In Hurston's story Janie has returned to the town which she, and her second husband helpedestablishd. One evening when Janie came home, her friend Pheoby begins to talk to her about how the ladies gossip about her. Janie soon begins a discussion about her life story with Pheoby. Janie goes on to describe her childhood and how she was forc...
  • Tea Cake And Janie
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    Theme Analysis Alice Walker depicts Zora Neale Hurston's work as providing the African-American literary community with its prime symbol of "racial health - a sense of black people as complete, complex, undiminished human beings" (190). Appropriately, Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, published in 1937, provides an enlightening look at the journey of one of these undiminished human beings, Janie Crawford. Janie's story - based on principles of self-exploration, self-empowerment, and self-l...
  • Janies Grandmother And Her First Two Husbands
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    Third time is a Charm Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Hurston is narrated in the eyes of a black woman named Janie. Janie was brought up in the age when blacks where free, but she was still under a social law inherited from her family which kept her bound. Janies grandmother and her first two husbands suppress her into a cocoon and it was not until she met her third husband Tea Cake, that she was able to break free and fly away like a butterfly. Janies grandmother had lived in the time of ...
  • Janie And Tea Cake
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    Janie Crawford was a woman who was searching for herself, for her individuality, and at the same time struggling to be heard in a society where no one would listen. In the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston explores the life of thie young woman illustrating the struggles Janie faces during each of her marriages as well as the things that she accomplished in each. Janie grew up living with her grandmother, who because of her experiences with slavery, has rather antiquated idea...

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