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  • 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...
  • Marriage Janie And Tea Cake
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    The role of the female in male dominated societies is a prevalent theme in American literature and has been explored by countless authors. Edith Wharton, in The House of Mirth, and Zora Neale Hurston, in Their Eyes Were Watching God, are just two of the many who examine this issue in their literary works. Although the novels were published over thirty years apart, and speak of women of distinct cultures and societies, each author uses her novel to make a social commentary on the effects of the s...
  • Janie And Tea Cake
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    The role of women in a black society is a major theme of this novel. There are several women who aid in demonstrating Hurston's ideas. Hurston uses Janie's grandmother, Nanny, to show one extreme of women in a black society, the women who follow in the footsteps of their ancestors. Nanny is stuck in the past. She still believes in all the things that used to be, and wants to keep things the way they were, but also desires a better life for her granddaughter than she had. When Nanny catches Janie...
  • Janie And Tea Cake End
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    Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama. Her writing career began at Howard University where she published her first story in 1921. In 1925, Zora moved to New York where she became one of the many writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Her life experiences in Eatonville and her research into black folklore greatly impacted much of her writing skills and techniques. In Zora Neale Hurston's novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, the character known as Janie is faced with so...
  • Tea Cake Hits Janie
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    The theme of violence is very evident in Zora Neale Hurstons novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. One of these evident violent actions is spousal abuse. Harsh words that cannot be recalled are spoken in moments of anger or stress. Verbal and physical abuse are as old as human relationships. They are ways of asserting power and maintaining authority, of venting pent-up anger, or, in its meanest occurrences, an explosion of drunken fury. Joe asserts his power over Janie by striking her several tim...
  • While Janie And Tea Cake Left Town
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    Their Eyes Were Watching God It is human nature to look for happiness. Some people find it in material possessions, some find it in money, but most of us find it in love. To find true love is a difficult task especially now in the times of cell phones and Jaguars. Money and power play a big role in today's society, and some people would rather have those things than a love of another human being. In some rare cases it is not even a person's decision who she (almost every time it's a woman who is...
  • Home Of Janie And Tea Cake
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    AP Book Report 1. Title: Their Eyes Were Watching God 2. Author and Date Written: Zora Neale Hurston; 1937 3. Country of Author: America 4. Major Characters: Janie, the protagonist of the novel, is described as powerful, articulate, self-reliant, and radically different. She is a very strong woman, both mentally and physically. She also is a very beautiful woman, adored by many. The novel follows her around throughout the course of the novel and the reader witnesses her progression throughout he...

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