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Their Eyes Were Watching God

A quick prezi on the book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Also why it should not be banned in schools.

Renita Williams

on 7 February 2013

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Transcript of Their Eyes Were Watching God

Summary So, What Makes This So Controversial? In many libraries, nationwide, the book is banned due to sexual explicitness, but there are many other factors that shape why the book is disliked. Hurston takes an internal approach to racism, a stand on women's rights, and gives a view of what gender and class discrimination look like in the eyes of the 1930s black women. Her ideas that racism could exist among the race and inside the seemingly strong black community is ever present throughout the book Who is Zora Neale Hurston? The content of this book, when looked at through a creative learning perspective, should give readers a sense of hope. It not only addresses real life issues of the 1930s, but it also conveys a message of perseverance, and determination. This book, although in a different time period may inspire those who are in similar situations today. As well as encourage others to find out who they are, what they stand for, and encourage you to always chase your dreams, no matter who or what tries to stop you. By Zora Neale Hurston Their Eyes Were Watching God Their Eyes Were Watching God follows the life of Janie Crawford, an attractive woman of mixed black and white heritage around the turn of the century. While framing her adventure to her best friend, Pheoby Watson, Janie tells us her life. Driven to find love, the story is Janie's life through three marriages, tragedy, and her return home. This story outlines racism and women's rights in the 1930's. Why Should This Book Not Be Banned? "Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time..." Presented by.. Diana Sanchez
Renita Williams
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