Their Eyes Were Wathiching God Essay

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Their Eyes Were Wathiching God


Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God is a story about the life of Janie
Crawford and the hardships and triumphs in her three marriages, though there
were many more hardships. In this essay I will share with you the setting, some
characters, incidents from the plot, the theme, and point of view.
This story begins in the 1930's when Janie returns to her home in
Eatonville, Florida. She then begins to recount her life story to her closest
friend, Phoeby. The story then shifts on to various cities in South Florida,
primarily Eatonville and the Florida Everglades.
Janie Crawford, the main character, was a fair-skinned, black woman
who was admired by many. She was married three times; her first marriage
was at the age of sixteen which was arranged by her grandmother. Janie
displayed a streak of her independence and identity when she left her first
husband, and lived alone for months after her second died. Throughout her life
Janie demonstrated a courageous personality as she traveled from marriage to
marriage without thinking twice.
Tea Cake Woods, Janie's third husband, was a younger man in his
thirties. He was a free-spirited, nomadic person, who's main source of income
was derived from gambling. Tea Cake met his death when in a rabid rage, he
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