Their Eyes Were Watching God

what conclusion can you made about chapter 19 ?


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This chapter is full of social commentary. After the flood, Tea Cake is forced to seperate the victims by race before burying them. Hurston suggests how absurd racial prejudices are by showing how far they extend. In addition to her hair, a new symbol of Janie's identity is her overalls. She wears overalls to the funeral: "She went on in her overalls. She was too busy feeling grief to dress like grief." She also wears them home to Eatonville when she returns. Critics argue if Janie indeed found her voice or not. Check the link below: