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    Zora Neale Hurston was born in Notasulga, Alabama on January 7, 1891. Her family moved to Eatonville, Florida, when she was three years old. Eatonville, Florida was one of the very first all-black towns incorporated in the United State. Her parents were John and Lucy Ann Hurston. Her father was a Baptist preacher while her mother was a school teacher. Her mother passed away in 1904, her father remarried and her father and stepmother send her away to a boarding school in Jacksonville, Florida. Her

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    The Harlem Renaissance was all about freedom of expression and the search for one's identity. Zora Neale Hurston’s, Their Eyes Were Watching God, shows these goals through the main character Janie and her neighbors. Janie freely expressed what she wanted and searched for her identity with her different husbands. Even though Janie was criticized by everyone except her friends, she continued to pursue. She lost everything, but ultimately found her identity. Hurston's writing is both a reflection and

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    When most people read a novel they normally would not give much thought to the meaning behind the title, but in actuality the title can give you a small taste of the whole book. For example, in the book, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, the title describes Janie’s faith and biblical beliefs and how one should carry themselves. This alludes to the theme because it supports the idea of one not conforming to what is expected from others but to pursue their growth as an individual

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    wildly. Instead of adopting the dominant narrative of condemnation, both Brent Staples and Zora Neale Hurston write about the injustices against themselves without pointing fingers or being held up about it. They would both likely agree that by portraying yourself as the victim and condemning your aggressors, you make less progress than by simply drawing

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    part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it." Mrs. Roosevelt means that although one person may feel alone through the hardships one faces, one has millions beside oneself who can relate to and understand what one may feel. Zora Neale Hurston shows that even though Janie's family and spouses continue to be abusive and harsh toward Janie, their hate and control left her stronger than before, preparing her for the next challenges thrown at her. In Their Eyes Were Watching God, the

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    Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston Janie Crawford, an attractive, confident, middle-aged black woman, returns to Eatonville, Florida, after a long absence. The black townspeople gossip about her and speculate about where she has been and what has happened to her young husband, Tea Cake. They take her confidence as aloofness, but Janie's friend Pheoby Watson sticks up for her. Pheoby visits her to find out what has happened. Their conversation frames the story that Janie relates

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    Darian Cherneski Mrs. Kitchin English 3 Period 6 Their Eyes Were Watching God Unconditional love In the book Their Eyes Were Watching God written by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie, the main character, was always searching for a man that would satisfy her needs and protect her. Throughout the whole book Janie goes through all kinds of different love and goes through lots of changes. Her nanny, who never neglected to love her, is her motherly figure because her mom and dad are both out of the picture.

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    Their Eyes Were Watching God Zora Neale Hurston focuses on the evolution of an African-American woman as she goes through adulthood and three marriages in Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston expresses the framed narrative through Janie Crawford’s point of view as she recounts her story to her friend Phoeby, and uses two dialects throughout the novel. The clear dichotomy of the narrator’s diction and the characters’ African-American dialect gives importance toward Janie’s struggles and progress

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    Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography by Zora Neale Hurston Between Cape jasmine bushes and chinaberry trees, Zora Neale Hurston’s childhood, was a warm sweet memory illustrated in an extract of Dust Tracks on a Road: An Autobiography. In this excerpt, diction and point of view jump from the page to give the reader a lucid and realistic view of life “down there” in the farm, sheltered from society to protect the plentiful love, food and company of the Hurston home, compared to “way up north” where

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    the world as they could get. Outside of a work setting, women did not join in with men in their activities. A woman’s beliefs, opinions, and choices were made by her husband or father. Women acted as a support system to the men in their lives. Zora Neale Hurston, who was born in 1861, jumped into this backwards society and started a revolution for female writers. Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, opened many women’s eyes to the lives that they were missing out on. This novel was written

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