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This SparkNote delivers knowledge on Their Eyes Were Watching God that you won't find in other study guides: that you won't find in other study guides:
  • Summaries of every chapter with thorough Analysis.
  • Explanation of the key Themes, Motifs, and Symbols including:

    —Speech and Silence
    —Power and Conquest
    —Love vs. Independence
    —Race and Racism
    —The Pear Tree and the Horizon

  • Detailed Character Analysis of Janie, Tea Cake and Jody Starks.
  • Identification and discussion of Important Quotations.
  • A summary of Key Facts, a 25-question review Quiz, and Study Questions and Essay Topics to help you prepare for papers and tests.
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Table of Contents

Context 1
Plot Overview 5
Character List 7
Analysis of Major Characters 11
Janie 11
Tea Cake 12
Jody Starks 13
Themes, Motifs & Symbols 15
Language: Speech and Silence 15
Power and Conquest as Means to Fulfillment 16
Love and Relationships Versus Independence 16
Community 17
Race and Racism 17
The Folklore Quality of Religion 18
Hair 19
The Pear Tree and the Horizon 19
The Hurricane 19
Summary & Analysis 21
Chapters 1-2 21
Chapters 3-4 24
Chapter 5 26
Chapter 6 29
Chapters 7-8 32
Chapters 9-10 35
Chapters 11-12 37
Chapters 13-14 40
Chapters 15-16 43
Chapters 17-18 46
Chapter 19 49
Chapter 20 51
Important Quotations Explained 55
Key Facts 61
Study Questions & Essay Topics 65
Study Questions 65
Suggested Essay Topics 68
Review & Resources 69
Quiz 69
Suggestions for Further Reading 74
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2006

    Best Book Written

    Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston is an exceptionally well written novel. It talks about the issues involving love, race and gender. Janie is a very realistic character because she has enjoyable experiences along with troubled experiences and has genuine emotions. The story captures the attention of the reader from page one with its extraordinary writing technique and its moving story. The novel is written using modern language along with the standard dialect of the time which makes it very poetic. It has characters that most people can relate to or understand. This book makes you laugh as well as cry. It makes you feel Janie¿s emotions and understand her reactions throughout the novel. Janie expresses her need for freedom and adventure, something most people can connect with. Hurston makes Janie so believable that the reader honestly cares what happens to her. Also, the details in the novel about the way people look and the way the towns look made it possible to imagine theses people and places. The issues in this book can easily change the way people think about their lives. Their Eyes Were Watching God is highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2005

    All Eyes Are On God

    In the novel 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' The author is a very brillent writer. The novel was very moving it sent the readers a message of how life was then and how life repeats it self. I recommend this novel to anyone who needs to get in touch with the life that they have always dreamed of. By reading this book it might make you want to experience or achieve something that you have always desired.

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