"Their Eyes Were Watching God"
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This paper provides a detailed analysis of the Zora Nela Hurston's novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God." In particular, the paper examines the novel's realism and whether Hurston has accurately portrayed black life in middle Florida in the 1920s.
From the Paper:"In Their Eyes Were Watching God, that which may have seemed strangest to many readers unfamiliar with the realities of black life in 1920's middle Florida is the town of Eatonville. Janie moves to this town with her second husband, Jody Starks, and Starks quickly becomes the dominant force in the town (See especially Chapter 5 of Their Eyes Were Watching God for the beginning of Starks' rapid rise in Eatonville (Hurston 34-50)). This all-black town Eatonville did exist, and it was Zora Neale Hurtson's birthplace (Awkward 1). As Hurston was proud of pointing out, Eatonville was "the first black community 'to be incorporated, the first attempt at organized self-government on the part of Negroes in America'" (Hurston quoted in Awkward 1). Although Eatonville really exists, Hurtson does modify certain facts about it and its residents in 'Their Eyes Were Watching God'."
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"Their Eyes Were Watching God" (2006, May 29) Retrieved May 25, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/their-eyes-were-watching-god-66111/
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