9780060916503

Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060916503

  • ISBN10:

    0060916508

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/28/1990
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

Fair and long-legged, independent and articulate, Janie Crawford sets out to be her own person -- no mean feat for a black woman in the '30s. Janie's quest for identity takes her through three marriages and into a journey back to her roots.

Table of Contents

Contextp. 1
Plot Overviewp. 5
Character Listp. 7
Analysis of Major Charactersp. 11
Janiep. 11
Tea Cakep. 12
Jody Starksp. 13
Themes, Motifs & Symbolsp. 15
Language: Speech and Silencep. 15
Power and Conquest as Means to Fulfillmentp. 16
Love and Relationships Versus Independencep. 16
Communityp. 17
Race and Racismp. 17
The Folklore Quality of Religionp. 18
Hairp. 19
The Pear Tree and the Horizonp. 19
The Hurricanep. 19
Summary & Analysisp. 21
Chapters 1-2p. 21
Chapters 3-4p. 24
Chapter 5p. 26
Chapter 6p. 29
Chapters 7-8p. 32
Chapters 9-10p. 35
Chapters 11-12p. 37
Chapters 13-14p. 40
Chapters 15-16p. 43
Chapters 17-18p. 46
Chapter 19p. 49
Chapter 20p. 51
Important Quotations Explainedp. 55
Key Factsp. 61
Study Questions & Essay Topicsp. 65
Study Questionsp. 65
Suggested Essay Topicsp. 68
Review & Resourcesp. 69
Quizp. 69
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 74
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