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Their Eyes Were Watching God Lesson Plan

Introduction to Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God is a frame story about Janie's self-discovery: a search for true love an opportunity to learn of her own strength and independence in life. In the frame, Janie returns to Eatonville; inside the frame, Janie journeys through womanhood. Janie is telling her story to her friend, Phoeby Watson. As a young girl, Janie wants to live a life that reflects the beauty of nature, especially the pear tree. However, when Janie is caught kissing a neighbor boy by her Nanny, she is forced to marry an older man, Logan Killicks. Janie believes she can grow to love him, but the two don't get along. While Logan is out one day, Janie meets a younger, handsome man named Joe...

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