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Their Eyes Were Watching God Study Guide

by Zora Neale Hurston

Their Eyes Were Watching God study guide contains a biography of Zora Neale Hurston, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.

Janie Crawford, the protagonist of the novel, returns home after being away for a very long time. The townsfolk, particularly the women, are unfriendly towards her. They gossip about Janie and how Tea Cake was too young for her. Janie's best friend, Pheoby, is angry at the women and leaves their company to take some supper to Janie. Janie tells Pheoby that she is wealthy, with nine hundred dollars in the bank. Tea Cake was a wonderful husband who never took a cent of her money. He recently died, and that is the only reason that she is back from the Everglades. Janie tells Pheoby the story of her life to so that Pheoby can explain her actions to the nosy community on her behalf.

She never met her mother or her father, and is raised by her…

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Posted By Derek #8 at Sep 30, 2014 4:13 PM


Hey again.

So you know how Janie tells her life story in a flashback right? Well, how can you relate to other stories about how a person is a grownup, and decides to write about their childhood and whatnot? Like, Harper Lee. She writes about a six year old girl named Scout Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird about how Scout is a grownup, and how she writes about her childhood in a flashback. Are there any other stories on this site, or anything that is related to how a grownup relates to their childhood memories?

I am in 5th grade and I am reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurtson.

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Posted By Derek #8 at Sep 30, 2014 4:08 PM