Their Eyes Were Watching God Reflection

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Their Eyes Were Watching God By: Zora Neale Hurston The story I read is called “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, by Zora Neale Hurston. The author’s purpose of this story to me is showing how black people lived in the 1930s. Zora show the way expressed love and how people were raised around that time. My impressions of the author’s purpose are very exciting and interesting. When I first started reading this book, at first I wasn’t interested then I started reading more and it started getting interesting. The main idea of this novel is just telling how Janie, the main character, was raised by her grandmother during slavery days and what she was taught about love and how to love. The author says a lot about the book in so many ways. Just by…show more content…
She is always mistaken by others because of her clothes and actions. She doesn’t care what people think of her and is very independent. She speaks to everyone regardless what they are saying about her. Another character in this novel is Tea Cake, which was Janie’s third husband and real love. He was lot younger than Janie but loved her dearly and would do anything for her. Even though he has a sweet side, there were times when he done things to her, like beat on her. Pheely Watson is Janie’s best friend who lets her know everything that is being said about her. She speaks with more of the slavery black speech; she is also the one that Janie is telling her story to. The last character I feel is important in this story is Nanny Crawford, she is Janie’s grandmother. Mrs. Crawford raised Janie, she worked as a slave and the things she experienced made her a strong black woman. She wanted Janie to be responsible and understand everything she needed to know about money, love, and just being responsible. Janie didn’t’ like the way her grandmother tried to raise her because she independent and wanted to love who she wanted to love. She didn’t want to marry because of money but because she loved him. The setting was during the 1930s in Florida. It seems stop me that the way it was described in the novel, that it was still like a slavery area, it also was a place to where slavery no longer…show more content…
When not in character, the narrator uses such sophistication, when trying to explain things in the novel. Zora wrote about things that were happening in her time, which was love, friendship, and just living. She discussed love in so many ways and how they lived and believed in the 1930s. “Listen, Sam, if it was nature, nobody wouldn’t have tuh look out for babies touching stoves, would they? ‘Cause dey just naturally wouldn’t touch it. But dey sho will. So it’s caution.” “Naw it aint, its nature, cause nature makes caution. Its de strongest thing dat God ever made now. Fact is its de onliest thing God every made. He made nature and nature made everything else.” This is a quote from the novel; I believe it had to do with a way of living and their

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