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Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Anna Tolette

on 9 January 2014

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Transcript of Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Modern Day Woman
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Influences on Janie

"Ah done lived Grandma's way, now Ah means tuh live mine... She was borned in slavery time when folks, dat is black folks, didn't sit down anytime dey felt lak it So sittin' on porches lak de white madam looked lak uh mighty fine thing tuh her. Dat's whut she wanted for me- don't keer what it cost." (Page 172)
Scarlet Letter Connections
Marriage Rights
GOALS
"Seeing the woman as she was made them remember the envy they had stored up from other times. So they chewed up the back parts of their minds and swallowed with relish. They made burning statements with questions, and killing tools out of laughs. It was mass cruelty. A mood come alive. Words walking without masters; walking altogether like harmony in a song" (10).
In the...


United States
India
Her grandmother
The pear tree
Her husbands
Eatonville
Janie's Evolution
Judgement
Women
Beauty
Defying society's rules
- Connect to modern world and women
- Relate to Scarlet Letter

Their Eyes Were Watching God is...
Personal Reactions
Trend: People criticizing empowered women
Surprise at Janie's persistence and desire for true love
Recognized that women's rights evolved because of women like Janie
Scene From the Movie
- Janie's story
- A lot of dialect
The Language

The use of southern black dialect
The control of language as a source of identity and empowerment
Power of voice control
Free will
Confidence
By Zora Neale Hurston
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