Their Eyes Were Watching God PDF - Overview
Their Eyes Were Watching God is a novel published by American writer Zora Neale Hurston in 1937. It is considered a classic of the Harlem Renaissance, and Hurston’s best known work. The novel explores main character Janie Crawford’s “ripening from a vibrant, but voiceless, teenage girl into a woman with her finger on the trigger of her own destiny.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
The novel explores traditional gender roles and the relationship between men and women. Nanny believes that Janie should marry a man not for love but for “protection” Janie’s first two husbands, Logan Killicks and Jody Starks, both believe Janie should be defined by her marriage to them. Both men want her to be domesticated and silent. Her speech, or silence, is defined by her physical locations, most often.
ALSO DOWNLOAD: A Rose for Emily