american lit

american lit

Discussion Board Assignment: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
For this week’s discussion assignment, you should write a well developed and supported paragraph detailing your initial personal responses to Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, as well as your reactions to learning about her life through the assigned links.

While you are not limited to nor required to use these questions/prompts as the basis for your post, you may feel free to consider including any or all of the following points in your paragraph:

  1. What do you think of Janie and the way Hurston develops her character?
  2. What difficulties, if any, are you experiencing with the text of the novel?
  3. Discuss the significance of the setting of the novel. (Note that most of Hurston’s contemporaries were setting their works of fiction and drama in northern cities like New York, Detroit, and Chicago.)
  4. Discuss Janie’s relationship with her grandmother.
  5. Share what you have found most interesting about Hurston’s biography and contributions to American literature.




 Reading response  American Lit book Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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As Houston develops the character of Janie in the novel, she appears to be the protagonist of the novel Protagonist. Janie is depicted as a strong woman who defies categorization and gender stereotyping and insists on her independence. Behind her defiance, she has confidence and curiosity which drives her to experience the world and becomes aware of her relationship with the world (Hurston, 1937). Janie is also depicted as a mature woman and this is shown in…………………..

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