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Unformatted text preview: more disturbing than whites hating blacks • Nature – what people are born into, how they’re raised. Hurricane = physical act of God • Story of African American woman’s liberation from herself and living her life the way she wants • Title Meaning – eyes on a religious and mystical level, eyes perceive the world • Who is the God of the story? – people turned to God when disasters occurred. Details about religion are not discussed • Power an Conquest as a Means to Fulfillment – Janie wants fulfillment through spiritual conquest and finding herself, Jody wants fulfillment through power • Love & Relationships vs. Independence – Janie and Tea Cake have mutual respect which helps Janie to be independent • Community – gossip, scapegoating • Circular novel • Symbolism – nature, God...
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- Spring '08
- Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie Logan Killicks